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Salento Espresso

Salento Espresso

Regular price $2,600.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $2,600.00 USD
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—12 x 12 inches
—17 x 17 inches, framed
—Colored pencil on paper
—Galatina, Italy

(2023) At the start of this series I thought espresso was too good for me. Too cool, too hardcore. As a drink, less a concept, although in saying that, perhaps they’re the same. But the collection has crossed seas with me, and now, I find myself in the boot of the heel that is Salento Italy. I have too, found myself opting for the 1€ Italian black water. You know what helps it along? A dash of sugar. Even better? A pasticciotto; the local pastry born here 300 years ago, far too dangerously close to my front door. I am a transitioned woman. An espresso drinker. Everything tastes better when served with a “Ciao!”.

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Flat rate $100 international shipping.


Framed within a handmade white shadow box with a floated mount and 2-inch reveal. With museum grade UV filtering plexiglass.

This is my favorite way to frame, the white wood is simple and clean and the shadow box/floated mount makes the paper appear floating, not touching the back board nor glass.

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Please allow up to 2 weeks for framing and processing. All orders ship with UPS from NYC. All sales are final and no returns or exchanges.


Every original work is hand-signed by Bella and comes with a certificate of authenticity from Bella's studio.

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