Marino Marini - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale - Morning Session New York Thursday, November 18, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), New York
    Mr. and Mrs. Alex L. Hillman, New York (acquired from the above in 1949)
    Private Collection (thence by descent)
    Christie's, New York, November 6, 2008, lot 103
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, Buchholz Gallery, Marino Marini, February–March 1950, no. 5, p. 91 (another cast exhibited)
    Wilmington, Delaware Art Center; Manchester, The Currier Gallery of Art; Baltimore Museum of Art; Akron Art Institute, Mario Sironi—Marino Marini, October 1953–March 1954 (another cast exhibited)

  • Literature

    The Currier Gallery of Art Bulletin, Manchester, December 1953
    Egle Marini, Marino Marini, Zurich, 1959, p. 76
    Herbert Read, Patrick Waldberg and Giovanni di San Lazzaro, Marino Marini: Complete Works, New York, 1970, no. 140.1, pp. 116, 341 (another cast illustrated, p. 116)
    Sam Hunter, Marino Marini: The Sculpture, New York, 1993, pp. 159, 223 (another cast illustrated, p. 159; titled Small Pomona)
    Emily Braun, Manet to Matisse, The Hillman Family Collection, Seattle and London, 1994, no. 30, p. 102–103 (illustrated, p. 103)
    Giovanni Carandente, Marino Marini, Catalogue Raisonné of the Sculptures, Milan, 1998, no. 198b, p. 143 (another cast illustrated; titled Small Pomona)

Property from a Prominent American Collection


Pomona III

stamped with artist's raised initials "MM" on the top of the base behind figure's feet
bronze with golden brown patina
16 x 5 1/8 x 5 3/8 in. (40.6 x 13 x 13.7 cm)
Conceived in 1943 and cast at a later date, this work is from an edition of 8. The Marino Marini Foundation has confirmed the authenticity of this work.

Other casts from this edition are housed in the permanent collections of the Museo Marino Marini, Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Milan; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven; Centro di Documentazione Marino Marini, Pistoia; and Fondazione Marino Marini, Palazzo del Tau, Pistoia.

$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $32,760

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John McCord
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale - Morning Session

New York Auction 18 November 2021