• The Italian Sale  auction at Christies

    Sale 7757

    The Italian Sale

    16 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 36

    Michelangelo Pistoletto (b. 1933)

    Violet Dog

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Michelangelo Pistoletto (b. 1933)
    Violet Dog
    signed, titled, inscribed and dated 'Pistoletto 1968 >violet dog< Ciao!' (on the reverse)
    painted tissue paper on stainless steel
    88 5/8 x 45¼in. (225 x 115cm.)
    Executed in 1968


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    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.
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    Provenance

    Private Collection, Detroit.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.