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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION, CANADA

Marino Marini
CAVALLO E GIOCOLIERI (HORSE AND RIDER)
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 112,500 USD
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349

PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION, CANADA

Marino Marini
CAVALLO E GIOCOLIERI (HORSE AND RIDER)
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 112,500 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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Marino Marini
1901 - 1980
CAVALLO E GIOCOLIERI (HORSE AND RIDER)
Signed Marino (lower right)
Oil, tempera, brush and ink and ink wash on paper mounted on canvas
38 1/2 by 28 7/8 in.
97.7 by 73.2 cm
Executed in 1950.
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Provenance

Galerie d'art moderne, Rome
Marie-Suzanne Feigel, Basel
Gallery Moos, Toronto
Acquired from the above

Exhibited

Rome, Palazzo Venezia, Mostra di Marino Marini, 1966, no. 58

Literature

Herbert Read, Patrick Waldberg & Gualtieri di San Lazzaro, Marino Marini, Complete Works, Milan, 1970, no. 68, illustrated p. 400
Lorenzo Papi & Erich Steingräber, Marino Marini pittore, Ivrea, 1987, no. 131, illustrated p. 66

Catalogue Note

The motif of the horse and rider in Marini’s oeuvre is rich in classical association, referencing the great tradition of equestrian statuary in Italian artistic and political culture. Long considered to be the paradigm of imperial authority, the subject is subverted in Marini’s works, often exposing the inability of man to overcome the power of the horse. In the present work, however, the horse is tamed by two figures, depicted with grace and assurance reminiscent of classical sculpture. Furthermore, the motif of the juggler in the present work echoes the images of harlequins and circus performers found in Picasso’s Rose Period paintings.

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