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    Sale 7740

    Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction

    1 July 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 167

    Arnaldo Pomodoro (b. 1926)

    Lettera a metà

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    Arnaldo Pomodoro (b. 1926)
    Lettera a metà
    incised with artist's signature, titled, numbered and dated '"LETTERA a META'" Arnaldo Pomodoro 77. 1/3' (lower edge)
    bronze with gold patina mounted on wood with wood base
    17¾ x 13¾in. (45 x 34.9cm.)
    Executed in 1977, this work is number one from an edition of three plus one artist proof


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    This work is registered in the Archivio Arnaldo Pomodoro, Milan, under number 379g.

    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.
    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium


    Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner circa 1980s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT AMERICAN COLLECTOR


    Literature

    Arnaldo Pomodoro: Impressioni, exh. cat., Milan, Galleria 2RC, 1978 (another from the edition illustrated).
    Arnaldo Pomodoro. Le opere e i libri, exh. cat., Milan, Sala la Serpotta, 2001 (another from the edition illustrated, p. 15).
    F. Gualdoni, Arnaldo Pomodoro Catalogo ragionato della scultura, vol. II, Milan 2007, no. 612 (another from the edition illustrated, p. 596).