November 17, 2020 12:00 EST

Modern & Contemporary Art

 
  Lot 22
 

22

Francesco Somaini (Italian, 1926-2005)
Proposta per un Monumento II

Signed, numbered 1961-25 and stamped with artist's stamp 'ESEGUITO IN LOMAZZO COMO ITALIA.' Nickel-plated bronze on wood base.
height: 30 1/4 in. (76.8cm)
width: 4 3/4 in. (12.1cm)
depth: 3 in. (7.6cm)
base: 1 1/4 x 7 x 7 in. (3.2 x 17.8 x 17.8cm)

Provenance: The Artist.
Property from a Private Corporate Art Collection, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (acquired directly from the above in 1976).

NOTE:
An original work of art, the number '25' of the stamp is a progressive order number given to all works made by the artist in 1961. This piece was given the nickname 'Little Baltimore' because it relates to the large sculpture 'Energy' made by Somaini in Baltimore in 1970. A certificate of authenticity for this lot may be acquired by the buyer by contacting the Fondazione Francesco Somaini Scultore.

Sold for $5,312
Estimated at $5,000 - $8,000


 

Signed, numbered 1961-25 and stamped with artist's stamp 'ESEGUITO IN LOMAZZO COMO ITALIA.' Nickel-plated bronze on wood base.
height: 30 1/4 in. (76.8cm)
width: 4 3/4 in. (12.1cm)
depth: 3 in. (7.6cm)
base: 1 1/4 x 7 x 7 in. (3.2 x 17.8 x 17.8cm)

Provenance: The Artist.
Property from a Private Corporate Art Collection, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (acquired directly from the above in 1976).

NOTE:
An original work of art, the number '25' of the stamp is a progressive order number given to all works made by the artist in 1961. This piece was given the nickname 'Little Baltimore' because it relates to the large sculpture 'Energy' made by Somaini in Baltimore in 1970. A certificate of authenticity for this lot may be acquired by the buyer by contacting the Fondazione Francesco Somaini Scultore.

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