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Mimmo Paladino (Italian, b. 1948) Assediato/A Surrounded Figure

Auction:
3203B
Lot:
461
Sold for:
$49,200$40,000

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 3203B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
January 25, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Mimmo Paladino (Italian, b. 1948)

Assediato/A Surrounded Figure
Incised signature and date "Mimmo Paladino/1983" on the back of the base, foundry mark "FONDERIA D'ARTE/NIKI TOMMASI/PIETRASANTO" and numbered "1/4" both on the rear edge of the base.
Bronze with varying patina and paint, 56 x 46 1/2 x 49 1/2 in. (143.5 x 118.0 x 125.5 cm).
Condition: Scattered areas of oxidation, old repair to left antler has become detached, scattered accretions, dust and dirt.

Provenance: Sperone Westwater, New York, to the current private collection, June 1984.

N.B. A painter, sculptor, and printmaker, Paladino was part of the Italian Transavanguardia movement, a subset of an international revival of expressionist painting in the late 1970s and 1980s. Paladino's interest in expressionistic color plays a central role in Assediato, a sculpture that he produced in an edition of four, each of which features differently colored patinas.
Estimate $40,000-60,000


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Keywords

NIKI TOMMASI, Artists, Italian artists, Mimmo Paladino, Paladino, Patina, Sperone Westwater, Transavantgarde, Visual arts

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