Sotheby’s annual 20th Century Italian Art sale on 12 October in London boasts exceptional works by modern and contemporary masters. The cover lot of the sale is a beautiful Manzoni Achrome (1959) which displays a thickly pleated surface, unique of its kind. Highlights of the sale include stunning sculptures by Marino Marini, an outstanding Combustione Plastica by Alberto Burri, and major examples from Lucio Fontana’s Cuts, Oils and Holes series. Important paintings by Giorgio Morandi and Giorgio de Chirico are complemented by museum-quality sculptures from Arte Povera artists Pino Pascali, Luciano Fabro, and Giulio Paolini, as well as a very rare purple Mappa by Alighiero Boetti. Works will be on public display in our London galleries from 7-12 October, 2012.
Please note that this work is exhibited in a frame on loan from Gino Franchi Ltd.
Please refer to the department for more information.
The complete provenance for this lot is the following in addition to what is stated in the printed catalogue:
Marina Marini (the artist's wife; sale: Sotheby's, London, 25 June 1986, lot 190)
Weintraub Gallery, New York (purchased at the above sale; sale: Sotheby's, New York, 9 November 1995, lot 322)
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner
The correct dimensions for this work are 35 by 40cm.; 13 3/4 by 15 3/4 in. and not as stated in the printed catalogue.
This lot should have a double dagger symbol in the small printed brochure catalogue and not a single dagger symbol. The item will be sold under the â€˜Temporary Admission Arrangementâ€™ and import VAT will be charged at 5% on the hammer price, although in appropriate circumstances the VAT may be cancelled or refunded. Please refer to the full size, printed catalogue for further VAT information.
The correct medium for this work is oil on board and not as stated in the printed catalogue.
Please note that this work is executed in 1957. It is also illustrated in:
Pierre Restany, Rotella: dal Decollage alla nuova immagine, Milan 1963, no. 7
Please note that the dimensions of this lot are 10 by 76 by 150cm; 3.9 by 29.9 by 59in. and not as stated in the catalogue.
Please note that this work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
Please note this work is laid on board and not as stated in the catalogue.