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    Sale 2009

    Important 20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    13 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 306

    GIO POMODORO (1930-2002)

    A SILVER NECKLACE, 1967

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    GIO POMODORO (1930-2002)
    A Silver Necklace, 1967
    executed by GEM, Milan, model no. GP/1, number 35 from an edition of 200, together with a gelatin silver print of a promotional photograph by Ugo Mulas
    17 in. (43.2 cm.) long
    stamped GEM GP1 and with silver hallmark 800, with GEM certificate confirming the edition number


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    Gio Pomodoro, younger brother of the sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro, set out in the early 1950s to create gold and silver jewelry with imagery related to action painting. The two brothers exhibited their jewelry in 1956 at the Venice Biennale and in 1959 Gio was awarded first prize for sculpture at the Paris Biennale.

    Gio Pomodoro personally supervised the execution of his limited edition pieces for GEM.