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LUCIO FONTANA (Rosario 1899 – Varese 1968)

Concetto spaziale, 1950

Holes, engravings and graffiti on terracotta 40 x 29 cm

Signed and dated lower right

Work registered at Fondazione Lucio Fontana, Milan, no, 1186/6.

PROVENANCE

Galleria Pater, Milan.

EXHIBITED

Milan, Galleria Pater, Ceramiche di Fontana, 1962;

London, M&L Fine Art – Milan, Galleria Gracis, Lucio Fontana Scultore. Dalla terra al cosmo, 2017, (cat.), no. 11, p. 42, ill.

LITERATURE

Le Arti“, no. 7 – 8, Milan, July – August 1972, n. 3, ill.;

E. Crispolti, Lucio Fontana. Catalogo ragionato di sculture, dipinti, ambientazioni, tome I, Milan 2006, no. 50 SC 5, p. 303, ill.

 

FAUSTO MELOTTI (Rovereto 1901 – Milano 1986)

Untitled, 1951-52

Glazed ceramic

62 × 16 × 16 cm

Signed under the base

PROVENANCE

Private Collection, Milan

LITERATURE

G. Celant, Melotti. Catalogo generale, 1994, tome I, no. 1951 – 1952 6, p. 89, ill.

A. Commellato, M. Melotti, Fausto Melotti. L’opera in ceramica, 2003, no. 28, p. 105, ill.

GIORGIO MORANDI (Bologna 1890 – Bologna 1964)

Natura morta, 1948

Oil on canvas

20,8 x 25,3 cm

Signed lower left: ‘Morandi’

PROVENANCE

Galleria del Milione, Milan;

Private Collection, Bellinzona.

LITERATURE

L. Vitali, Giorgio Morandi pittore, Il Milione, 1964(I ed.), 1965 (II ed.), 1970 (III ed..), pl. 242;

L. Vitali, Morandi. Catalogo Generale, Milano 1977, vol. II, pl. 1164.

JOSEF ALBERS (Bottrop 1888 – New Haven 1976)

Study for Homage to the Square: Profuse, 1969

Oil on Masonite

40 x 40 cm

Signed with monogram and dated lower right

Signed, inscribed, titled and dated on the reverse

PROVENANCE

Sidney Janis Gallery, New York;

Galleria d’Arte Niccoli, Parma;

Galleria Il Mappamondo, Milan;

Private Collection, Padova.

This work is registered in the Anni and Joseph Albers Foundation, Connecticut, under Albers ID n. 1969.1.3 and will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné

This work is registered in the Anni and Joseph Albers Foundation, Connecticut, under Albers ID n. 1969.1.3 and will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné

LUCIO FONTANA (Rosario 1899 – Varese 1968)

Concetto spaziale, Teatrino, 1966

Water-based paint and lacquered wood frame 109 x 119 cm

Signed and dated on the reverse

Photo certificate of authenticity by Archivio Fontana, Milan. Work registered at Archivio Fontana, Milan, no. 2950/7.

PROVENANCE

Galleria d’Arte del Naviglio, Milano;

Private Collection.

EXHIBITED

Milan, Palazzo Reale, Lucio Fontana, 1972, p. 242, n. 195, ill.;

Bruxelles, Keitelman Gallery, 2004, ill.;

Paris, Art Contemporary International Paris, Tornabuoni Art, Lucio Fontana, 2009, (curated by E. Crispolti), p. 185, ill.;

Venice, Palazzo Fortuni, TRA edge of the becoming, ill.;

London, Nahmad Projects, Lucio Fontana: I Teatrini, 2018, p. 79, ill.

 

LITERATURE

E. Crispolti, Lucio Fontana, Catalogue Raisonné, Bruxelles 1974, Vol. II, p. 176, no. 66TE 15, ill.;

E. Crispolti, Lucio Fontana, Catalogo Generale, Milan 1986, Vol. II, p. 620, no. 66 TE 15, ill.;

E. Crispolti, Lucio Fontana, Milan 2006, Vol. II, p. 809 no. 66 TE 15, ill.
Centottantaopere, Galleria Tega, Milan, 2005, pp. 254-255, ill.
G. Dorfles, E. Forin, Elementi spaziali Bonalumi Castellani Dadamaino Scheggi, Milan 2011, p.28, ill.;

Max Frisinger, Galerie Haas Zurich, Momentum & Otto Pierre Lucio Fontana, 2015, ill.

HANS HARTUNG (Lipsia 1904 – Antibes 1989)

T 1962 L12, 1962

Signed, titled and inscribed on the reverse

Acrylic on canvas

60 x 81 cm

PROVENANCE

Galleria del Leone, Venice (1963);

Vismara Art Contemporay, Milan;

Private collection, Milan.

EXHIBITED

Turin, Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna, Hans Hartung, 1966.

LITERATURE

G. Marchiori, Hans Hartung, Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna, Turin, 1966, exhibition catalogue.

FAUSTO MELOTTI (Rovereto 1901 – Milano 1986)

Rondò musicale, 1978

Brass

152 x 102 x 72 cm – 59 7/8 x 40 1/8 x 28 3/8 in

Photo – certificate of authenticity released by Archivio Fausto Melotti, Milan.

PROVENANCE

Private collection, Germany (gift of the artist).

EXHIBITED

Patent Office’s headquarter of Monaco, Sculpting competition, Museum – Glashalle, Munich, 25 November, 1978 – 14 January 1979, cat. no. 39

LITERATURE

G. Celant, Melotti. Catalogo generale, Milan 1997, p. 488, no 1978 17, ill.G. Celant, Melotti. Catalogo generale, Milan 1997, p. 488, no 1978 17, ill

PIERO MANZONI (Soncino 1933 – Milan 1963)

Achrome, 1961 ca.

Synthetic fiber

22 x 19.5 cm

PROVENANCE

Collection of the Artist;

Private Collection, Italy.

EXHIBITED

Brescia, Studio Brescia, Piero Manzoni, 1973, ill.;

Milan, Luca Palazzoli, Piero Manzoni, December 1973, ill.;

Rome, Skene Arte, Piero Manzoni, (curated by E. Rossi-Roiss), 1978, no. 20, fig 20;

Modena, Galleria d’ Arte Fonte d’Abisso, Manzoni, (curated by S. Poggianella, D. Battaglia and G. Morselli), 23 September – 28 October 1978, ill.;

London, Serpentine Gallery, Piero Manzoni, (curated by G. Celant), 28 February – 26 April 1998, p. 290, ill. p. 235;

New York, Gagosian Gallery, Piero Manzoni. A Retrospective, (curated by G. Celant), 24 January – 21 March 2009, no. 286, p. 270, ill. (rotated 45 degrees to the left);

Los Angeles, Hauser & Wirth, Piero Manzoni. Materials of His time, (curated by R. Pasqualino di Marineo), 14 February – 7 April 2019, p. 68, ill.

LITERATURE

G. Celant, Piero Manzoni. Catalogo Generale, Milan 1975, no. 19 iv, p. 217, ill.;

E. Rossi-Roiss, Il bianco. La Merda. Manzoni, Bologna 1979, fig. p. 46, ill.;

F. Battino, L. Palazzoli, Piero Manzoni. Catalogue raisonnè, Milan 1991, no. 817, fig. 817, p. 400, ill.;

G. Celant, Piero Manzoni. Catalogo Generale, Milan 2004, tome I, p. 284, ill. in colors (rotated 45 degrees to the left), tome II, no. 921, p. 531, ill. in black & white (rotated 45 degrees to the left).

ALIGHIERO BOETTI (Torino 1940 – Roma 1994)

Udire tra le parole, 1975

Black biro pen on paper

100 × 280 cm

Signed and dated on the reverse

PROVENANCE

Mario Bertolini collection, Italy

Massimo Minini Gallery, Brescia

Anish Kapoor Collection, London

Sotheby’s, L14624, London, 17 October 2014, lot no. 37

Private collection, Milan

ILLUSTRATED

Verzotti, ‘Flash Art’, XVI, no. 114, June 1983, p. 49, ill.

Jean-Christophe Amman, Alighiero Boetti Catalogo Generale, vol. II, Milan 2012, no. 681, p. 181 ill.

FAUSTO MELOTTI (Rovereto 1901 – Milano 1986)

Kore, 1954

Glazed ceramic

100 x 35 x 20 cm

Signed inside

PROVENANCE

Anna Bega Collection, Milan.

EXHIBITED

Rovereto, Mart, Fausto Melotti. L’opera in ceramica, 30 May – 14 September 2003.

LITERATURE

G. Celant, Melotti. Catalogo generale. Sculture 1929 – 1972, tome I, Milan 1995, p. 95, n. 1954 1, ill.;

A. Commellato, M. Melotti (curated by), Fausto Melotti. L’opera in ceramica, Milan 2003, no. 7, p. 118, ill.

LUCIO FONTANA (Rosario 1899 – Varese 1968)

Concetto spaziale, 1962-1964

Black colored terracotta 39 x 29 cm

Signed lower right

EXHIBITED

London, M&L Fine Art – Milan, Galleria Gracis, Lucio Fontana Scultore. Dalla terra al cosmo, 2017, (cat.), no. 18, p. 60, ill.

Work registered at Fondazione Lucio Fontana, Milan, no. 1185/5.

MAX ERNST

La horde de barbares, 1934/1935

Oil on paper, mounted on cardboard

23 x 31,5 cm (9 1 / 16 x 12 3 / 8 in.)

signed lower right: ‘max ernst’

PROVENANCE

The artist;

Dimitri Petrov, New York;

Richard Feigen Gallery, New York;

Hanover Gallery, London;

Galleria Alexandre Iolas, Milan;

Private collection, Milan.

EXHIBITED

Max Ernst. Early and recent paintings and sculpture, Hanover Gallery, London, July 6 th – August 15 th 1965, no. 13, p. {42].

Phantastische Kunst – Surrealismus, Kunsthalle, Bern, October 21 st – December 4 th 1966, no. 51. Max Ernst. Retrospektive 1979, Haus der Kunst, Munich, February 17 th – April 29 th 1979; Nationalgalerie, Berlin, May 10 th – July 15 th 1979, Prestel Verlag, Munich 1979, no. 233, p. 303.

ILLUSTRATED

Max Ernst. Early and recent paintings and sculpture, Hanover Gallery, London, July 6 th – August 15 th 1965, no. 13, p. [42] (illustrated in color, p. [17]).

Max Ernst. Retrospektive 1979, Haus der Kunst, Munich, February 17 th – April 29 th 1979; Nationalgalerie, Berlin, May 10 th – July 15 th 1979, Prestel Verlag, Munich 1979, no. 233, p. 303. Werner Spies (ed.), Max Ernst. Œuvre-Katalog, vol. 4, Werke 1929-1938, Bearbeitet von Werner Spies, Sigrid und Günter Metken, DuMont Buchverlag, Cologne 1979, no. 2228, p. 345.