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Sale: 477 / Classics of the 20th Century II, Dec. 07. 2018 in Munich Lot 427

 
Lot description
Segno bianco. 1972.
Acrylic on canvas with profile structure.
Addamino/Sardella 288. Signed and dated on the stretcher, as well as with an arrow indicating the direction. 90 x 90 cm (35.4 x 35.4 in).
For more information on the work's state of preservation, please see the condition report.
Characteristic work, the strong minimalism makes it a particulatrly expressive work by the protagonist of the Italian "ZERO" movement.
With a photo certificate from the Archivio Turi Simeti, Milan. The work is registered at the archive with the number 1972 - B0901.

PROVENANCE: Private collection Austria.

"The choice of the ellipse is partly random and partly a result of some of my experiences. [..] I always loves this avoid shape and even if i sometimes employed round, rectangular or square shapes, I always went back to the ellipse, especially after verifying that the canvas moves better id shaped by an ellipse rather than by a circle. The ellipse exerts its pressure gently and appears a little assymetric.. a circle is harder, because it is round. The ellipse is sweet, instead, and I sort of fell in love with it."
Turi Simeti, quote from: Turi Simeti. Catalogo ragionato, vol. 1, p. 57

427
Turi Simeti
Segno bianco, 1972.
Acrylic
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 22,800
Sold:
€ 20,000 / $ 22.799

(incl. 25% surcharge)
 


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