Contemporary Art Evening Auction

Contemporary Art Evening Auction

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Property of a Distinguished Gentleman


Auction Closed

October 21, 07:16 PM GMT


1,800,000 - 2,500,000 GBP

Lot Details


Property of a Distinguished Gentleman


1933 - 1963


signed and dated '62 on the reverse

bread and kaolin

33 by 42 cm. 13 by 16½ in.

New Smith Gallery, Brussels 

Isi Fiszman, Antwerp (acquired circa 1970)

Gabriel Van Thienen, Brussels 

Konrad Fischer, Dusseldorf

Gian Enzo Sperone, New York (acquired from the above in 1971) 

Private Collection, Europe 

Germano Celant, Piero Manzoni: Catalogo Generale, Milan 1975, p. 247, no. 7, illustrated

Freddy Battino and Luca Palazzoli, Piero Manzoni: Catalogue Raisonné, Milan 1991, p. 406, no. 841 BM, illustrated

Alessandro Masi, 'Piero Manzoni. Mythologies. Appunti per un’estetica collettiva', Next, VII, Summer, No. 21, 1991, p. 10, illustrated

Germano Celant, Piero Manzoni: Catalogo Generale, Vol. I and II, Milan 2004, p. 362 (Vol I) and p. 544 (Vol II), no. 1020, illustrated in colour

Germano Celant, Manzoni, Milan 2009, p. 325, no. 357, illustrated in colour

Germano Celant, Su Piero Manzoni, Milan 2014, p. 65, illustrated in colour

Exh. Cat., Venice, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Azimuth. Continuità e nuovo, 2014-15, p. 220, illustrated 

Ludovica Trezzani, Gian Enzo Sperone, Dealer/Collector. From 350 BC to Last Week, Turin 2019, pp. 436-37, illustrated in colour