• 20th Century Decorative Art  & auction at Christies

    Sale 7759

    20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    27 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 34

    GIO PONTI (1891-1975)

    MASKS, DRAWING, 1942

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    GIO PONTI (1891-1975)
    MASKS, DRAWING, 1942
    pencil on paper, later framed and glazed
    17¾ in. (19.5 cm.) x 16½ in. (16.5 cm.) approx. excluding frame
    signed in pencil Ponti 42


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    These designs are related to a series of sketches, composed of 'talking faces and talking hands', created for Luigi Pirandello's 'Henry IV' screenplay, 1940.

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    Literature

    Lisa Licitra Ponti, Gio Ponti: The Complete Works 1923-1978, London, 1990, pp. 120-121 (related drawings illustrated)