Sotheby's Milan is delighted to announce our autumn Modern and Contemporary Art auction that will take place in an intense two day sale on 27th and 28th of November. The sale features a balanced combination of works from the most requested and appreciated Italian and International artists of the 20th century.
In addition to modern masterpieces by Sironi, Magnelli and Tozzi, the sale offers a colourful composition by Marino Marini representig his iconic theme of Cavalli and Cavaliere. The auction also contains a number of works by Giorgio de Chirico, one of the most representative of these depicts a fascinating Interno metafisico (1952-53) exhibiting his powerful interpretation of the theme 'Painting within a painting'. The accomplishment of his poetics reveals a mature coexistance of metaphysical and symbolic elements incubated during his Parisian experience together with the realistic view of everyday objects which recalls his Italian roots. Giorgio Morandi is keenly represented by a wondrously balanced floral still life, Fiori of 1952.
Other highlights include Lucio Fontana's baroque composition executed in 1956 representing one of his rare self-portraits, a wide composition by Jesus Rafael Soto (1969), a masterwork by Piero Dorazio, further Mario Schifano with two massive paintings dated 1963, and a dyptich dated 1964, made with the highly rated technique -often used in the Early Sixties- of enamel and oil paint on paper laid on canvas, Alberto Burri’s Combustione dated 1964 and also an intense work titled Spider executed in 1954.
A reasoned section devoted to post war art includes an historical work by Giulio Paolini of 1966, Alceo, and Senza titolo (1977), from an important Italian collection, an iconic Achrome by Piero Manzoni (painted polystyrene balls and kaolin on canvas) and an outstanding Cementarmato by Uncini of the early Sixties. A special attention to pop-art is represented by an interesting group of works which include: Tom Wesselmann, Allen Jones, Roy Lichtenstein and Mel Ramos. A refined Mangold of 1973, a powerful Castellani, (Superficie Bianca, 1985) and a vibrant overpainted photograph by Richter of 1989 close meaningfully the sale.