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Sale: 410 / Post War/ Contemporary Art, Dec. 07. 2013 Lot 1223

 
Lot description
Senza Titolo. 1971.
Paper relief.
Signed and dated lower right. Unique piece. 50 x 70 cm (19,6 x 27,5 in), size of sheet.

PROVENANCE: Galleria dell`Ariete, Milan (with gallery label on paper on rear of frame and with stamp).

While the geometric lines of the construction drawing are clearly visible on verso, based on them Enrico Castellani created this "Disegno Bianco", the front side is solely determined by the white structure. No pencil lines disturb the focus on the form's calm dynamic. Castellani put the importance of reduction for his art as follows: "To me white is no color, it is the absence of color. I try to create my works with as much objectivity as possible simply through the way I treat the surface, the same accounts for the colors, or rather the non-colors, which allow for a maximum perception of this optimization." (transl. quote after: Künstler. Kritisches Lexikon der Gegenwartskunst, edition 75, issue 16, 3rd quarter 2006, p. 2). [JS].

1223
Enrico Castellani
Senza Titolo, 1971.
Estimate:
€ 6,000 / $ 7,020
Sold:
€ 21,250 / $ 24.862

(incl. 25% surcharge)
 


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