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    Sale 2009

    Important 20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    13 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 298

    LUCIO DEL PEZZO (b. 1933)

    A RED GOLD, RHODIUM TREATED SILVER AND LACQUERED ALUMINUM NECKLACE, 1968

    Price Realised  

    LUCIO DEL PEZZO (b. 1933)
    A Red Gold, Rhodium Treated Silver and Lacquered Aluminum Necklace, 1968
    executed by GEM, Milan, model no. LP/1, number 35 from an edition of 200, together with a gelatine silver print of a promotional photograph by Ugo Mulas
    9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm.) long
    stamped GEM LP1 and with silver hallmark 800, together with GEM certificate confirming the edition number


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    One of the founders of Gruppo 58, a Naples based group of neosurrealist and neodadaist artists, del Pezzo worked as a painter and sculpture. He later moved to Paris and Milan where his pieces were the subject of several exhibitions. While part of the Pop art movement, his work was influenced by the 'pittura metafisica' of De Chirico, Carrà and Morandi.