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  • Literature

    Barabara Radice, Ettore Sottsass: A Critical Biography, London, 1993, pp. 51 for other totem examples and p. 55 for a drawing; Fulvio Ferrari, Ettore Sottsass Tutta la Ceramica, Turin, 1996, pp. 139-141 for similar examples

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"Flavia" monumental set of five totems

designed 1964, executed 1995-1996
Multi-colored glazed ceramic.
Largest:
Bottom section of fifth totem signed in black marker "No 9/10/FLAVIA - BITOSSI/ITALY/E. SOTTSASS" and bottom section of third totem incised "P.A. I/II/FLAVIA-BITOSSI/ITALY/E. SOTTSASS." Each from an edition of ten plus two artist's proofs.  Together with certificates of authenticity for each (5).

Estimate
$70,000 - 80,000 

Sold for $97,000

Design & Design Art

13 Dec 2007, 2pm
New York