Agostino Bonalumi - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale London Tuesday, June 26, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galleria Mazzoleni, Turin
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Turin, Galleria Mazzoleni, Agostino Bonalumi: Opere scelte, 1964 - 2008, 2008, p. 37

  • Literature

    Lea Mattarella, Bonalumi razionalità e apparenza, exh. cat., Museo d'Arte Moderna di Mosca, Rome, 2011, no. 31
    Marco Meneguzzo, ed., Agostino Bonalumi, Catalogo ragionato, Tomo secondo, Milan, 2015, no. 602, p. 468 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    'I am happy with [my work] because I had fun making these things…to have an idea and see it realised, to follow it becoming a tangible manifestation is beautiful, pleasant. Understanding the work as form therefore, including the limits of the work, the perimeter, shows that the work in all its reality is objective. Sometimes in my work, in some of my works, the protrusions escape the boundaries of the work. This serves to highlight the fact that even the perimeter of the work is part of the form, that is to say that with these escaping protrusions, the perimeter becomes an internal part of the work, it is no longer an external limit.’ Agostino Bonalumi

Property from an Important Collection



signed and dated 'Bonalumi '74' on the reverse
vinyl tempera on shaped canvas
141 x 141.5 cm (55 1/2 x 55 3/4 in.)
Executed in 1974, the work is registered in the Archivio Agostino Bonalumi, Milan under no. 74-013.

£80,000 - 120,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £81,250

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Henry Highley
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale

London Auction 27 June 2018