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    Sale 11793

    Impressionist & Modern Art Works on Paper

    23 June 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 137

    Giacomo Balla (1871-1958)

    Fiori + Spazio

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    Giacomo Balla (1871-1958)
    Fiori + Spazio
    signed and stamped with the artist's monogram 'BALLA' (lower left)
    tempera and pen and ink on card
    7 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (19 x 24.2 cm.)
    Executed circa 1918

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    Giacomo Balla painted Fiori + Spazio on the reverse of a photograph of a relief titled 'Processione in onore di Iside', from the Vatican Museums. During the war, when materials were not readily available, Balla was creative with what he could use in order to be able to continue painting.

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    Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.


    Archivio Casa Balla (no. 491).
    Private collection, Rome, by 2000.
    Anonymous sale, Christie's, Milan, 29 May 2001, lot 328.
    Galleria d'Arte Contini, Venice.
    Private collection, Italy, acquired from the above.
    Private collection, Italy, acquired from the above circa 2008.

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