Sale: 503 / Post War / Contemporary Art II, July 17. 2020 in Munich Lot 45

Antonio Corpora
Ritorno di sera, 1957.
Oil on canvas
€ 10,000 - 15,000

$ 11,400 - 17,100

Lot description
Ritorno di sera. 1957.
Oil on canvas.
Signed and dated in lower left as well as inscribed with the artist's name on verso of the stretcher, presumably by a hand other than that of the artist. 81 x 100.2 cm (31.8 x 39.4 in). [CH].

• Part of the exhibition "Große Kunstausstellung" at the Haus der Kunst in Munich the year it was made.
• Particularly early work from the important 1950s, a time that marked Corpora's turn to Abstract Expressionism.
• Between 1948 and 1956 Corpora participated four times in the Venice Biennale and also showed works at Documenta I and II in 1955 and 1959.
• In 1952 Corpora founded the artist group "Gruppo degli Otto" together with Giuseppe Santomaso, Giulio Turcato and other artists.
• Works by the artist from the 1950s are on display at, among others, the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo/New York

Accompanied by a written expetise issued by Giovanni di Summa, Archivio Antonio Corpora, Rome, in June 2020.

PROVENANCE: Galleria Odyssia, Rome (with a typographically inscribed gallery label on verso of the stretcher).
Private collection Luxembourg.

EXHIBITION: Grosse Kunstausstellung München. Italienische Kunst von 1910 bis zur Gegenwart, Haus der Kunst, Munich, June 7 - September 15, 1957, cat. no. 54 (with black-and-white illu. on p. 106, with the exhibition label on verso of the stretcher).

Called up: July 17, 2020 - ca. 13.44 h +/- 20 min.


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Objects made by artists who have not died at least 70 years ago are subject to a resale right apportionment of 2.4% including statutory sales tax.