Portrait of Lamberto Vitali

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  • Provenance

    The Artist
    The Museum of Modern Art, New York (acquired directly from the above in 1949)

  • Exhibited

    New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Twentieth-Century Italian Art, June 28 – September 18, 1949, p. 131 (another example exhibited)
    New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Recent Acquisitions to the Museum Collection, February 1 – March 19, 1950
    Tokyo, The National Museum of Modern Art, Marino Marini, April 15 – June 4, 1978, no. 34, p. 127 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    Lamberto Vitali, Marini, Florence, 1946, no. 51, p. 141 (another example illustrated)
    Enzo Carli, Marino Marini, Milan, 1950, no. XIII, p. 51 (another example illustrated, p. 52)
    Alberto Busignani, Marino Marini, I maestri del Novecento, Florence, 1968, no. 11
    Patrick Waldberg, Herbert Read and Gualtieri di San Lazzaro, L’Oeuvre complete de Marino Marini, Paris, 1970, no. 206
    Carlo Pirovano, Marino Marini – Scultore, Milan, 1972, no. 219
    Marina Beretta, ed., Marino Marini, Catalogue Raisonné of the Sculptures, Milan, 1998, no. 125a, p. 126 (another example illustrated, p. 125)

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Property from The Museum of Modern Art, New York, sold to benefit the Acquisitions Fund

Portrait of Lamberto Vitali

stamped with the artist's initials "M.M." and the Fonderia d'Arte M.A.F. Milano mark on the reverse
bronze
sculpture 9 1/8 x 6 x 9 1/2 in. (23.2 x 15.2 x 24.1 cm.)
overall with base 15 3/8 x 6 1/4 x 9 1/2 in. (39.1 x 15.8 x 24 cm.)

Conceived in 1937-1945 and cast in 1949, this work is from an edition of 3.

Estimate
$20,000 - 30,000 

Contact Specialist
John McCord
Head of Day Sale, Morning Session
New York
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale Morning Session

New York Auction 13 November 2019