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Fausto Melotti
1901 - 1986
L'ORA
stainless steel and string, in two parts
120 by 120 by 25.5 cm. 47 1/4 by 47 1/4 by 10 in.
Executed in 1971, this work is number two from an edition of two.
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This work is registered in the Archivio Fausto Melotti, Milan, under number 71 034 si and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

Provenance

Private Collection, Milan
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Exhibited

Matera, Palazzo Lanfranchi, Fausto Melotti: 1901 - 1986, June - September 1987, n.p., no. 34, illustrated 

Literature

Germano Celant, Melotti, Catalogo generale, Tomo primo, Sculture 1929-1972, Milan 1994, p. 289, no. 36, illustrated

Catalogue Note

"Melotti’s sculpture occupies space as it is made of forms and volumes, matter and transparencies that emerge from the ground. It is like an enveloping and absorbing gush, or it may be seen as a gentle raft, laden of incredible figures and characters, softly floating upon the waters of art. In both cases it is a sweet and sparkling deluge of his smile to everyone" (Germano Celant, Melotti, Catalogo generale, Tomo primo, Sculture 1929-1972, Milan 1994, p. 21).

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