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27

Afro

Casa aperta

FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, ROME (LOTS 26-29)

Afro

Afro

Casa aperta

Casa aperta

Afro

1912 - 1976

Casa aperta


signed and dated 59

oil on canvas


This work is accompanied by a photo-certificate issued by Mario Graziani on 13.03.2008.

This work is registered in the Archivio Afro, Rome, under the n. 59A008.


(firmato e datato 59

olio su tela


Opera accompagnata da certificato su fotografia rilasciato da Mario Graziani in data 13.03.2008.

Opera registrata presso l’Archivio Afro, Roma, con il n. 59A008.)


cm 55x70; inches 21.65 by 27.55

Framed: cm 73x88x6; inches 28.74 by 34.64 by 2.36

This work is in very good conditions. Close inspection reveals a thin line crack to the top of approximately 4 cm. No traces of retouching appear to be visible under UV light. (L'opera è in condizioni conservative molto buone. Un'ispezione ravvicinata rivela una sottile fessura in alto di circa 4 cm. Non vi sono tracce di ritocchi visibili alla luce UV.)


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Private collection, Rome

Christie's Milan, Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, 26 May 2003, lot 252

Acquired from the above by the present owner (Ivi acquistato dall'attuale proprietario).

Mario Graziani, Catalogo Generale Ragionato. Dai Documenti dell'Archivio Afro, Rome 1997, p. 210, n. 452, illustrated in colour

New York, Catherine Viviano Gallery, Afro, 1960

Rieti, Palazzi Vescovile, Generazione Anni Dieci - II Biennale Nazionale d'Arte Contemporanea, 1982

Macerata, Chiesa di San Paolo, Afro 'Memoria dell'arte', 1989

Ferrara, Palazzo dei Diamanti, Il rinnovamento della pittura in Italia, 1995-1996