• Post-War and Contemporary Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 1107

    Post-War and Contemporary Art (Day Auction)

    14 February 2013, London, King Street

  • Lot 174

    Fausto Melotti (1901-1989)

    Tema e variazioni II

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Fausto Melotti (1901-1989)
    Tema e variazioni II
    each: incised with the artist's signature and numbered 'Melotti 7/9' (on a ring affixed to the bottom)
    gold
    (i) 12 x 3 x 2in. (30.5 x 7.5 x 5cm.)
    (ii) 12 x 3 x 1 7/8in. (30.5 x 7.5 x 4.8cm.)
    (iii) 12¼ x 3 3/8 x 2¾in. (31 x 8.5 x 7.1cm.) (iv) 12 x 3 x 2in. (30.5 x 7.5 x 5cm.)
    (v) 12 x 4 x 2in. (30.5 x 10.2 x 5cm.)
    (vi) 11¾ x 3 x 2in. (30 x 7.5 x 5cm.)
    (vii) 12 x 3 x 3in. (30.5 x 7.5 x 7.6cm.)
    (viii) 12 x 3 x 2in. (30.5 x 7.5 x 5cm.)
    Executed in 1969-1970, this work is number seven from an edition of nine plus three artist's proofs


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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.


    Provenance

    Galería Elvira González, Madrid.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2005.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED LADY


    Literature

    A. M. Hammacher, Melotti, Milan 1975 (another from the edition illustrated, unpaged).
    Melotti, exh. cat., Milan, Palazzo Reale, 1979, no. 97 a,b (another from the edition illustrated, p. 92).
    Casa Vogue, Milan, April 1993 (another from the edition illustrated, unpaged).
    G. Celant, Melotti. Catalogo generale, Tomo I, Sculture 1929-1972, Milan 1997, no. 1969/47 (another from the edition illustrated, p. 240).


    Exhibited

    Dortmund, Museum am Ostwall, Fausto Melotti, 1971, no. 43 (another from the edition exhibited, detail illustrated, p. 28).
    Parma, Corte di Mamiano, Fondazione Magnani Rocca, La collezione Barilla di Arte Moderna, 1993.