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

Superficie rossa

Details
Enrico Castellani (b. 1930)
Superficie rossa
signed, titled and dated ‘Enrico Castellani – Superficie rossa – 1970’ (on the stretcher)
acrylic on shaped canvas
57 3/8 x 44 3/4in. (145.5 x 113.8cm.)
Executed in 1970
Provenance
Galleria dell’Ariete, Milan.
Galleria Arco d’Alibert, Rome.
Galleria Il Ponte, Florence.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.

Literature
R. Wirz & F. Sardella, Enrico Castellani. Catalogo ragionato. Tomo secondo. Opere 1955-2005, Milan 2012, no. 293 (illustrated, with incorrect dimensions, p. 387).
Exhibited
Ravenna, Loggetta Lombardesca, Castellani, 1984, no. 24 (incorrectly dated, illustrated, p. 115).
Florence, Galleria Il Ponte, Roma London Paris, 2004, no. 3 (illustrated).

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. 70-020.

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Lot Essay

‘I always start out from the perimeter of the painting, where I construct arithmetic subdivisions which are the starting point; in joining up these progressions from one side to the other by way of opposite or contiguous sides, I get meetings, intersections inside
the surface is casual; the resulting configuration is the product of the progressions, of the subdivisions developed on the perimeter and projected inwards... it’s a fortuitousness controlled by what I planned on the perimeter... the image is formed by moving from
the sides, like an energy that comes and exerts pressure from the outside... the starting point of the construction of the image is the threshold, the real physical space and the virtual space border, it’s from there that this force comes which then condenses; the
casualness is generated by the arithmetic progression’. (Castellani, quoted in R. Wirz, F. Sardella, Enrico Castellani: Catalogo Vol. I, Milan, 2012, p. 31).


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