in his garden
The Springs, East Hampton
Long Island, New York
Nivola's first major commission
Olivetti showroom mural
New York City
His mural was huge.
(This showroom was SO sick.....)
The showroom was designed by the Milanese
architectural firm BBPR
(B. Belgiojoso, Peressutti and Rogers)
Nivola working at Olivetti.
Le Corbusier sand-casting
with Pietro and Claire Nivola.
Corbu is into it...
Le Corbusier admiring with his sand-cast
Le Corbusier made a mural for the Nivola's
Wait a minute.... That's not it....
Here we go....
Corbu working on the Nivola's mural.
Concrete wall with graffito mural.
The gardens were designed by
Detail of fountain
Dig that suit....
Garden "room" by
Freestanding wall with
(Smiles everyone smiles, your garden is amazing!)
Costantino and Pietro
(Daddy what is that killer ceiling lamp?)
Concrete "fruit" sculpture
on the lawn.
Overgrown sand-cast sculpture.
Free standing relief by Nivola.
Claire and Pietro cooking bread
in traditional Sardinia oven.
Solarium in garden
(Cool looking but can you IMAGINE how hot it would be in there?)
Detail of Solarium
Amazing garden fireplace
Rudolfsky structure with wall mural behind.
Nivola wall mural
Party in the Garden
Frequent visitors to the Nivola's were:
Jackson Pollack, Lee Krasner, William de Kooning, Mark Rothko,
Franz Kline, James Brooks, Hans Namuth, Dorothy Norman,
Saul Steinberg, Heda Sterne, Peter Blake,
Frederick Kiesler, Paul Lester Wiener and Paul Tishman
Costantino on the beach.
"Study for Olivetti Panel"
"An Ancestor of Mine"