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  • Provenance

    Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Catalogue Essay

    Peruvian artist Fernando Bryce offers a uniquely cinematic and Italian subject matter in the present lot. Bryce’s two part ink on paper work Pasolini as Giotto portrays a portrait of the Italian film director, Pier Paolo Pasolini, playing the Renaissance painter Giotto in his 1971 film The Decameron. In the other panel, Bryce offers the viewer an example of his print media style where Bryce reconstructs a newspaper article from 1975 in which a journalist interviewed Pasolini. Although considered a major figure in European cinematic arts, Pasolini is remembered as a controversial figure in Italy for his focus on taboo subjects such as nudity, sex, and scatological humor. Pasolini’s The Decameron is based on Giovanni Boccaccio’s 14th century collection of novellas Il Decameron.


Pasolini as Giotto

each initialed and dated "F.B. 12" lower right
ink on paper, in 2 parts
each 16 1/2 x 11 5/8 in. (41.9 x 29.5 cm)
Executed in 2012.

$8,000 - 12,000 

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New York Auction 21 November 2017