Sotheby's Milan Modern and Contemporary Art sale on 25 and 26 May offers an exemplary range of Modern and post-war Italian masterworks as well as outstanding private collections.
The star lots of the Modern section include Giorgio de Chiricos spectacular and elegant Archeologi (Lot 21), the intimate Natura morta from 1942 by Giorgio Morandi (Lot 20) for which an export licence is already available, and Alberto Savinio's intriguing Natura morta con orologio (Lot 22). Sotheby's is also pleased to offer a painting by Renato Birolli (Lot 27) from the Detroit Institute of Arts to benefit future acquisitions.
The sale commences with Property from a Distinguished Private Collection (Lots 1-12), including a work by On Kawara from the Today series (Lot 3) and a fine selection of early works by French artist, Arman (Lots 5-9). Other prominent collections include an Important Private Collection (Lots 33 and 34) which is highlighted by Enrico Castellani's Superficie seta and a desirable work by François Morellet. Finally, Property from a Private Italian Collector (Lots 37 and 38) comprises two iconic Concetto spaziale by Lucio Fontana