Mario Schifano (1934-1998)
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Mario Schifano (1934-1998)

Ai pittori di insegne

Details
Mario Schifano (1934-1998)
Ai pittori di insegne
signed and titled 'Schifano Ai pittori di insegne' (on the reverse)
enamel and graphite on canvas
42¼ x 39 38in. (107.2 x 100.1cm.)
Executed in 1965
Provenance
Galleria Margutta, Rome.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
Literature
Fondazione Mario Schifano (ed.), Opere su tela 1952-1982,vol. I, Milan 2007, no. 65/070 (illustrated in colour, p. 81).
Exhibited
Milan, Studio Marconi, Mario Schifano Una collezione '60/'70, 1990 (illustrated, p. 116).
Milan, Fondazione Marconi, Schifano 1964-1970. Dal paesaggio alla TV, 2006 (illustrated, p. 109).
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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Lot Essay

This work is recorded in the Archivio Mario Schifano, Rome,under no. 02393130511.



'The best Italian painter of his generation understood before the others that the world had changed and that, for the time being, the only available tool for not being evicted from history was to continue to experience it historically: a genuine aesthetic revolution. The painted and/or emulsified words enter the image, they affect it, interpret it and decorate it, like some supple and mobile ornament.' (M. Corgnati, Mario Schifano. In diretta, exh. cat., Sangallo ART Station, Florence, 2010, p. 13).

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