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Eugene Berman
"OBELISCO"
Estimate
30,00050,000
JUMP TO LOT
54
Eugene Berman
"OBELISCO"
Estimate
30,00050,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

A FOCUSED OBSESSION | Modern Italian Glass: The Martin Cohen Collection

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Eugene Berman
"OBELISCO"
model no. 4441
with remnants of Venini paper label
red tinted glass applied with clear glass prunts
18 1/2  in. (47 cm) high
circa 1951
produced by Venini, Italy
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Provenance

Mark Isaacson, New York, acquired in 1984
Collection of Robert Mapplethorpe
Dimitri Levas, New York
Wright, Chicago, May 20, 2014, lot 174
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Literature

Anna Venini Diaz de Santillana, Venini: Catalogue Raisonne 1921-1986, Milan, 2000, p. 220 (related model illustrated)
Franco Deboni, Venini Glass Catalogue 1921-2007, Volume II, Turin, 2007, pl. 143 (related model illustrated)  
Marino Barovier, Paolo Venini and his Furnace, Milan, 2016, p. 413 (model illustrated)

Catalogue Note

The Russian born neo-romantic and surrealist scenographer Eugéne Berman (1899-1972) emigrated to the United States in 1930. During the early 1950s he designed a limited series of works inspired by the submerged world of the mythical city of Atlantis. These forms were composed of curved obelisks and small statues. The series was commercially unsuccessful and as a consequence very few examples were produced. Rosa Barovier Mentasti and Cristina Tonini

A FOCUSED OBSESSION | Modern Italian Glass: The Martin Cohen Collection

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