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Property from the Estate of Ernest Tino Trova Christie's is pleased to offer two Manzù sculptures (lots 349 and 372) from the estate of the acclaimed artist Ernest Tino Trova. Trova was only 20 years old when his first painting was exhibited at the St. Louis City Art Museum to much critical praise, earning it recognition in Life Magazine. Trova is best known for his 1964 Falling Man series. The series was conceived for exhibition at the city's bicentennial celebration, but much of it was later sent to New York City, with works eventually acquired by the Guggenheim Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, The Tate Gallery in London and many private collectors. In 1975 Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis County opened to the public on 105 acres. Ernest Trova donated 40 of his sculptures to the park's collection, many of which are still shown today. Some larger pieces are on public display at St. Louis University and at the General American Life Building in downtown St. Louis. Christie's is honored to offer these two sculptures from the estate of this great artist.
Giacomo Manzu (1908-1991)

Cardinale seduto

Giacomo Manzu (1908-1991)
Cardinale seduto
stamped with signature 'MANZU' (on the left side of the base)
bronze with golden brown patina
Height: 14 7/8 in. (37.8 cm.)
Conceived and cast in 1979; unique
Weintraub Gallery, New York.
Acquired from the above by the late owner, circa 1980.

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Inge Manzù has confirmed the authenticity of this sculpture.

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