John Bovio — SOLD


John Bovio (1963- ) Untitled, oil pastel on wood panel, 30.5 x 37 inches, 1996.

John R. Bovio was born in Ithaca, New York in 1963, a direct descendant of philosopher and playwright Giovanni Bovio. While studying art at the Chicago Art Institute, Bovio was extradited to Sweden and served a prison sentence there, in a drug smuggling  case.  In 1994, Bovio moved to San Francisco where he started making and selling art out of his Valencia Street studio space which he called HEAD Gallery. He created hundreds of colorful works (using mostly primary colors) and used recycled and found wood, working in oils and acrylics.

Bovio remained active in the Mission District art scene into the 2000s. He had exhibitions at Adobe Bookshop, Facility 3, and San Francisco City Hall.


Pricing philosophy:  all the artists here are significant and we look to what retail value the artist typically commands and the quality of the individual painting. We endeavor to pass along good pricing whenever we were able to obtain the piece below market value.

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