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    Sale 12245

    Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Auction

    7 October 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 235

    MARIO SCHIFANO (1934-1998)


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    MARIO SCHIFANO (1934-1998)
    signed ‘Schifano’ (on the reverse)
    enamel and crayon on canvas
    47 ½ x 31 5/8in. (120.5 x 80.2cm.)
    Executed in 1972

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    “Schifano interpreted the world in that extensive sense or, better yet, the representation of the world which is all we possess in the world: therefore, the only humanization possible in a world of images is to throw oneself into its midst, to attempt embracing them all, to make them yours by possessing them on canvas, to return that minimum presence of “reality” to them through the gesture of painting.”
    —M. MENEGUZZO,‘The Work of Art in the Time of Human Reproducibility. Art and Media in Schifano’, in A. Bonito Oliva, Mario Schifano: Per Esempio, Milan 1998, p. 53

    Special Notice

    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.


    Cleto Polcina Collection, Rome.
    E. Franceschelli Collection, Rome.
    Private Collection, Milan.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2011.

    Post Lot Text

    This work is recorded in the Archivio Mario Schifano, Rome, under no. 00064050221 and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.