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    Sale 7706

    Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Sale

    12 February 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 154

    Afro (1912-1976)

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    Afro (1912-1976)
    Composizione
    signed and dated 'Afro. 57' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    19½ x 24in. (49.5 x 60.9cm.)
    Painted in 1957


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    "The development of my lines creates a space that is not different than the depth of memory. The forms open and they are determined as imprints, dimensions coming from far away. I often think as myself as a painter of stories. If my deeper feelings, my memories, my judgments on matters, my intolerances, and even my errors and fears condense themselves in the course of a line, in the brightness of a tone, I feel that the mystery with which my whole life flows in the painting can be understood differently and allow the images of the painting to resurface as far as the origins of my life" (Afro, quoted in Il Disegno Italiano Moderno e Contemporaneo, exh. cat., San Polo di Reggio Emilia, 2004, p. 5).

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    Provenance

    Galleria Odyssia, Rome.
    Acquired from the above in 1957.