Private Collection, Minnesota Thence by descent to the present owner
Italian painter Enrico Baj began his education at the Brera Academy of Art and Milan University, where he studied law. Baj was highly aware and influenced by the political climate of the time, and in 1951, Baj co-founded the Movimento Nucleare (Nuclear Movement) with Sergio Dangelo. Movimento Nucleare was a collection of artists whose work both criticized and conversed with the Hiroshima and Nagaski bombings. This was momentous because abstract art was largely nonpartisan at the time. Later, Baj was heavily associated with the European CoBrA movement.
This work is in very good condition overall. There is minor, stable paint separation throughout, visible upon close inspection. Under Ultraviolet light inspection there is no evidence of restoration. Framed. The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.