James Rizzi’s colorful and spirited artworks displayed the artist's fascination with contemporary urban themes. Throughout his life the artist was honored with one-man shows in museums and galleries throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, and some of his noted commissioners include the German Government, The Olympics, UNICEF, Lufthansa Airlines and the FIFA World Cup, France. The artist passed away on December 26, 2011 but his memory lives on through his artwork, which is widely exhibited and collected throughout the globe.
Newbury Fine Arts is honored to have a rare collection of original and
liminited edition artworks by James Rizzi:
It's Time To Buy A New TV 3-D serigraph 26"x36" 1989 sold
“One of the big drawings is “It’s Time to Buy a New TV.” I had a good friend Tommy who passed away and we used to say that to each other all the time. We always had junky black and white TVs that would break down all the time. Both of us loved to watch sports. We’d be watching a game and we’d be screwing around with the TV and he’d say to me “It’s time to buy a new TV.” Finally we were watching a really great game on Monday Night Football and the TV was giving us a problem and then it died on us in the first quarter. He had his car parked out in front and it was “Quick, it’s time to buy a new TV.” We hopped in his car and went over to Crazy Eddie’s. He had about $120 and I had about $300 and we bought this 19 inch Sony Trinitron. It was my first color TV ever. We left during the first quarter and we got back during halftime. We ran into Crazy Eddie’s screaming “We got cash, we want a TV, we want it in a box, we want it now, we’re double parked.” And the whole second half was great". - James Rizzi
Meat Me At The Club 3D-lithograph 20"x12" 1986 sold
Letting Off Steam 3-D serigraph 5.75"x5.5" 1986 sold