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Pino Pascali

50,000 - 70,000 GBP
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  • Pino Pascali
  • Collana con pendente Cannone
  • enamelled metal gun and silver cord
  • length: 30cm.
  • 11 3/4 in.
  • Executed in 1965.


Anna Paparatti, Rome (acquired directly from the artist)


Rome, Museo del Corso, Ori d'Artista: Il gioiello nell’arte italiana, 2004, illustrated in colour in the catalogue

Catalogue Note

This striking necklace from 1965, a gift to Anna Paparatti, is made up of a small polished metal toy-cannon to which the artist tied a fine silver chain. The only piece of jewellery that Pascali produced, it has been most recently seen in the movie Tutto su mio padre Fabio Sargentini shown in 2003 at the Fondazione Olivetti Rome.

The subject - which also appears in Pascali’s works Cannone Bella Ciao and Cannone semovente – is a cannon, the signature motif of his acclaimed Le Armi series. 'When I made the cannons I said: "How lovely to place a cannon in a place of sculpture" to succeed in truly placing it in a world that is so sacred, so fake...' (P. Pascali cited by the D'Ars Agency on the occasion of his exhibition at the Galleria L'Attico in Rome, May 1969).