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  • In the early 1950s, the skyline in Gattorno's beloved Greenwich village neighborhood began to change dramatically as the rooftops sprouted television antennas. Gattorno was extremely old fashioned and not a big fan of the new technology. The proliferation of the antennae forever altered the once unobstructed vistas of the city the artist so dearly loved. He often remarked to friends that he felt like a prisoner of the antennas. Isabel and Antonio Gattorno never owned a television.

    Prisoner of the Antennas- Oil on linen. 1951.
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