Lot 5
  • 5

Fausto Melotti

Estimate
180,000 - 250,000 GBP
Sold
269,000 GBP
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Description

  • Fausto Melotti
  • Carro di Tespi II
  • brass
  • 55.5 by 108 by 24 cm. 21 5/8 by 42 1/2 by 9 1/2 in.
  • Executed circa 1977.

Provenance

Norbert Pierlot, Treigny

Sale: Sotheby’s Milan, 20 May 2009, Lot 25

Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

Exhibited

Treigny, Château de Ratilly, Espace - Lumière dans des sculptures du cubisme à aujourd'hui, 1977

Catalogue Note

"The art of Fausto Melotti – secret, lyrical, poetic – opens a window onto our century, illuminating the intersection between classical culture and the birth of the avant garde.” Jole de Sanna ‘ Enchanted Lyricist’ in: Exh. Cat., New York, Paolo Baldacci Gallery Fausto Melotti: Anti-sculpture, 1994, p. 9.

 “I use metal because it brings me closer to drawing; with metal I can draw in space.” (F. Melotti cited in: B. Mantura, 'Per Fausto Melotti', in: Exh. Cat., Rome, Melotti, 1983, p. 10)

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