After the great performance of Italian art in London’s in October, Sotheby’s do not miss the fall season’s appointment at Palazzo Broggi in Milan, with two auction sessions on 26 and 27 November and a catalog of 160 lots.
Great attention to Spatialism, with many works of Fontana, as many as 15 in the catalog between painting and ceramics, and 7 Castellani , but also for Boetti , with 9 works from pen to embroidery .
Highlight of the evening , as well as Concetto Spaziale , Attesa of Fontana, a cut on a blue background , 1964, belonged to important collections including Nahmad and Pedretti and estimated 420-600000 euro, Concetto Spaziale , 1965, oil on canvas with graffiti, estimated 300-400,000 Euros . Similar exemples to the one in the catalog at Sotheby’s are in the collections of museums including the Walker Art Center, the Foundation Anne- Marie and Victor Loeb and the Reina Sofia in Madrid . Fine examples of ceramics artist : Horse 1935-36 , acquired directly from the artist in the same year , estimated 60-80000 euros, Fireplace, 1948 , size 71x60x22 cm , estimated 80-120000 .
The other big star of the auction in Milan is Enrico Castellani , a White Surface , 1965 , estimated at € 290-390000 , exhibited in 1968 in Rome at GNAM in the fundamental exhibition “One Hundred Works of Art Italian Futurism to the Present”, and an orange painting of 1963 estimated 130-180000 euro , dedicate to his dear Japanese friend Toyofuku. Always in shades of red -orange , Agostino Bonalumi with a work of 1965 estimated 70-90,000 Euros.
We could not miss a great protagonist of the Italian art such as Alberto Burri, with a work of the 1952 , which is part of the rare series of works that anticipated the use of materials characteristic of the series of ” Sacchi ” . The work is estimated 250-350000 € and comes from an American collection , purchased in 1953 in the first solo show in the States at the Allan Frumkin Gallery in Chicago. Two works of Afro , Portorož, 1963 estimated 180-250000 € and Composition of 1957 , estimated 150-200,000 Euros .
Fresh from the record at Italian sales in London this fall, Mario Schifano will go under the hammer in Milan with Palo Alto, one of his first monochrome , dated 1960 and estimated 150-200,000 Euros . Another record in London for Dadamaino , with a work on wood , 1973, estimated 25-35000 , as well as Optical Dynamic Object, 1968. Another artist who has enjoyed success in London was Marino Marini,, lot1 in the catalog with an oil and collage , 1960, estimated 50-70000 euros .
Commenting on the auction Raphaelle Blanga says: “The twentieth-century Italian art scene is currently the focus of Italian and international collectors . The auction of 26 &2 November in Milan is a unique opportunity to buy from an International auction house historical works in the country where they were designed , created and often kept up to date. “