15 November 2012
Arnaldo Pomodoro (b. 1926)
incised with signature, title, number and date '"SFERA" - Arnaldo Pomodoro '67 - 2/2' (on the edge of the Plexiglas base)
bronze with gold patina and Plexiglas base
diameter: 32 in. (81.2 cm.)
Executed in 1967. This work is number two from an edition of two plus one artist's proof.
Marlborough Gallery, Rome
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1972
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F. Gualdoni ed., Arnaldo Pomodoro: Catalogo ragionato della scultura, Milan, 2007, vol. II, pp. 536-537, no. 438 (illustrated).
Staatstheater Darmstadt, Arnaldo Pomodoro: Grossplastiken, Autumn 1972.
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