MIMMO PALADINO | ALLEGORIA
MIMMO PALADINO | ALLEGORIA
MIMMO PALADINO | ALLEGORIA
MIMMO PALADINO | ALLEGORIA
MIMMO PALADINO | ALLEGORIA
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MIMMO PALADINO | ALLEGORIA

Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 USD

MIMMO PALADINO | ALLEGORIA

Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 USD

Lot Sold:25,000USD
(3 bids, reserve met)

Lot Details

Description

MIMMO PALADINO

b.1948

ALLEGORIA


tiled with the artist's initials and date 1983 on the right panel; signed, titled and dated 1983 on the reverse of the left pane

stone, marble, tile mosaic and cement on wood, in 2 parts

Overall: 86¾ by 118½ in. (221 by 301 cm.)

Left panel: 86¾ by 70 in. (221 by 177.8 cm.); Right panel: 86¾ by 60½ in. (221 by 153.7 cm.)

Condition Report

This work is in very good condition overall. There are losses to the turning edges and corners, visible upon close inspection. There are irregularities and cracking to the stone, inherent to the artist's working method and chosen media. There is a 9 inch hairline crack through the figure's knees, another 4 inch hairline crack to the below the knees, each visible upon close inspection. There are some losses to the tile mosaic on the right panel, visible under close inspection. Unframed.


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.

Cataloguing

Provenance

Sperone Westwater Fischer Inc, New York

Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

“Ideas do not come; they are hidden beneath a veil and are part of the spoils. Intuition is the only rare and remote moment… Finished works are the banners of war, but they are also stockades that end up besieging the artist who has erected them."


(Mimmo Paladino, as quoted in: Eduardo Cicelyn, "The Black Light of the Sign", Paladino, Milano 1995, p. 112)

Contemporary Art Online | New York
Online bidding closed02 Oct 2019 | 07:38 PM GMT