One of the most exciting events in the auction calendar since 1999, the sale of 20th Century Italian Art presents a strong selection of works by artists ranging from Marino Marini, Giorgio de Chirico to Lucio Fontana and Alberto Burri.
De Chirico is represented in the sale by the stunning Interno metafisico, painted in 1916, at the height of his highly renowned Metaphysical period.
Marini's most renowned theme of the horse and rider is represented by two outstanding bronzes. Cavalloand Cavaliere, coming from important Eurpean collections, illuminate the development of the sculptor's style in the years after the Second World War.
Major works by Lucio Fontana from his seminal Tagli series have a strong presence in the auction and offer a remarkable opportunity for important acquisitions. The power and sophistication of these works reaffirm Fontana's long recognized genius and capability of imbuing his Tagli with such diversity and originality. Through the elegant and vigorous slashes that penetrate into the field of the canvas, the extent to which Fontana's Spatialism embraced and influenced the movements of the post-war European avant-garde is shown.