This 1972 colorful surrealist abstract pastel on black paper is by Abstract Surrealist San Francisco artist Michael di Cosola (1929-2010). Di Cosola studied at the Chicago Art Institute before moving to the Bay Area to study at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland. He had a studio in North Beach during the height of the neighborhood's art scene and exhibited at several Bay Area art galleries in the 1960s. Di Cosola is known for psychedelic, Surrealist portraiture and abstractions.
April 12, 1972 Pastel on Paper 19.5"x25.5" unframed
Signed and dated in the upper left. Good vintage condition.