Enrico Castellani (b. 1930)
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Enrico Castellani (b. 1930)

Untitled

Details
Enrico Castellani (b. 1930)
Untitled
signed and dated 'E. Castellani 63' (on the stretcher)
acrylic on shaped canvas
33 1/8 x 47 1/4in. (84 x 120cm.)
Executed in 1963
Provenance
Galleria dell’Ariete, Milan.
Galleria Tega, Milan.
Private Collection, New York.
Anon. sale, Christie’s New York, 10 July 2007, lot 154.
Private Collection, Italy.
Galerie Di Meo, Paris.
Kasmin Limited, London.
Galleria Tornabuoni, Florence.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2009.
Literature
R . Wirz, F. Sardella, Enrico Castellani. Catalogo ragionato, Tomo secondo, Opere 1955-2005, Milan 2012, no. 128 (illustrated, p. 345).
Exhibited
Milan, Galleria Tega, Progetto per una collezione: da Mirò a Botero, 2008 (illustrated, pp. 36-37).
Milano, Galleria Tega, Elementi Spaziali, 2011 (illustrated in colour, pp. 106-107).
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.
Post lot text
This work is registered in the Archivio Enrico Castellani, Milan, under no. 63-026.

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Lot Essay

‘My surfaces in canvas or plastic laminate or other materials, plastically dematerialised by the lack of colour in so far as this is an element of composition, tend to modulate themselves and accept the third dimension which makes them perceptible. By now light is an instrument of this perception: they’re abandoned there in contingent accidentality, form and intensity. Although they do not belong to the dominion of painting or sculpture, and take from architecture the character of monumentality or scale its dimension down, my spaces are the reflection of that total interior space, devoid of contradictions, to which we all tend. Therefore they exist as objects of instantaneous assimilation for the duration of an act of communication, before time shuts them up inside their mental precariousness’.
(Castellani, quoted in R . Wirz, F. Sardella, Enrico Castellani: Catalogo ragionato, Vol. I, Milan, 2012, p. 73).

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