Lot 127
  • 127

Arnaldo Pomodoro

300,000 - 500,000 USD
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  • Arnaldo Pomodoro
  • Colonna spaccata
  • incised with the artist's signature, date 1967/8 and number 2/2 on the base
  • bronze
  • 84 5/8 by 25 1/2 by 19 1/4 in. 214.9 by 65 by 49 cm.
  • Executed in 1967-1968, this work is number 2 from an edition of 2 plus 1 artist's proof.
215 by 35cm.
Executed in 1968, this work is from an editon of two plus one artist's proof.


Marlborough Galleria d'Arte, Rome
São Schlumberger (acquired from the above in June 1970)
By descent to the present owner from the above


London, Marlborough New London Gallery, Arnaldo Pomodoro, 1968, cat. no. 17, illustrated (another example exhibited)
Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Arnaldo Pomodoro, May - June 1969, p. 18, illustrated (another example exhibited)
Zurich, Galerie Seminha Huber, Arnaldo Pomodoro, 1969 (another example exhibited)
Cologne, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Arnaldo Pomodoro: Werke 1959-1969, July - August 1969 (another example exhibited)
Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Europalia 69: Art Actuel en Italie, September - October 1969, illustrated on the cover (another example exhibited)
Berkeley, University Art Museum; Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego; Portland Art Museum; Austin, University of Texas, University Art Museum; Hartford, Wadsworth Atheneum, Arnaldo Pomodoro: Sculpture 1960-1970, May 1970 - July 1971, p. S, illustrated (another example exhibited)
Monaco, Galerie Stangl, Arnaldo Pomodoro '72, May - July 1972, fig. 11, illustrated (another example exhibited)
Darmstadt, Freiräume und Foyers des Staatstheaters, Arnaldo Pomodoro: Grossplastiken, Fall 1972, fig. 12, illustrated (another example exhibited)


Toni Del Renzio, "Arnaldo Pomodoro: Invention of a Sculptural Style," Art International special issue for the 34th Venice Biennale, Vol. XII, No. 6, Lugano, 1968, p. 98, illustrated
Mario Pancera, "Lavoro come un muratore," Oggi Illustrato, Vol. XXV, No. 23, Milan, June 4, 1969, p. 89, illustrated
Armin Kietzmann, "Pomodoro Sculptures Show Basic Simplicity," San Diego Union, San Diego, August 30, 1970, n.p., illustrated
Gabriele Mazotta, ed., Libro per le sculture di Arnaldo Pomodoro, Milan, 1974, pp. 30-31, illustrated
Ezio Frigerio, "Situazione Parigi," D'Ars Agency, Vol. XVII, No. 81-82, Milan, December 1976, p. 90, illustrated
Sam Hunter, Arnaldo Pomodoro, New York, 1982, pp. 82-83, illustrated
Laura Berra and Bitta Leonetti, eds., Scritti critici per Arnaldo Pomodoro e opere dell'artista 1955-2000, Milan, 2000, p. 101, illustrated
Flaminio Gualdoni, ed., Arnaldo Pomodoro: Catalogo ragionato della scultura, Tomo I, Milan, 2007, p. 127, illustrated in color
Flaminio Gualdoni, ed., Arnaldo Pomodoro: Catalogo ragionato della sculturaTomo II, Milan, 2007, cat. no. 452, p. 542, illustrated