Fausto Melotti "Le Streghe" (Witches) $625,000>

Fausto Melotti (1901–1986, Milan) was one of the most important 20th century Italian artists. He was a seminal post-war ceramicist, sculptor, painter, and poet, and considered a key contributor in establishing European Modernism. PROVENANCE Collection of Christian Stein (cod. 66004 SO) EXHIBITED Milan, Toninelli Arte Moderna, Fausto Melotti, March 23 – April 10, 1967; Villeurbanne, Institut d’Art Contemporain, The Collection of Christian Stein: Trip into Italian Art, June–October, 1992; Toulouse, Centre Regional d’Art Contemporain Midi-Pyrenees, The Collection of Christian Stein: Trip into Italian Art, Jan.–March 28, 1993 LITERATURE Germano Celant, Fausto Melotti: Catalog Raisonee, Sculpture 1929 – 1972, Milan, p. 172, no. 1966-5, vol.I Catherine Francblin, The Collection of Christian Stein: Trip into Italian Art, Villeurbanne, The New Museum Institute of Art Edition, 1992. Signed on the top right “leaf”.


DESIGNER/

Fausto Melotti

DATE/

1966

MATERIALS/

Brass

DIMENSIONS/

210 x 110 x 110 cm

STYLE/

Historic

HERITAGE/

Italy

SHIPS FROM/

London

$625,000