Michelangelo Pistoletto - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Thursday, October 14, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
    Private Collection, Belgium (acquired from the above in 1993)
    Christie's, South Kensington, 15 February 2012, lot 5
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, Jay Gorney Modern Gallery, Anno Bianco, February 1989 (another variant exhibited)
    Brussels, Xavier Hufkens, Michelangelo Pistoletto, 1992 (another variant exhibited)
    Biella, Cittadellarte Fondazione Pistoletto, Permanent Collection (another variant exhibited)
    Woodstock, Blenheim Palace, Michelangelo Pistoletto at Blenheim Palace, 15 September - 31 December 2016, pp. 69, 136 (another variant exhibited and illustrated, p. 68)
    New York and London, Simon Lee Gallery, Towards Infinity: 1965-1980, 2 May - 7 September 2018 (another variant exhibited)

  • Literature

    Jacques Meuris, 'Pistoletto ou l'illusion concréte', La Libre Belgique, 2 December 1992 (another variant illustrated, p. 15)
    Michelangelo Pistoletto: Memoria, Intelligentia, Praevidentia, exh. cat., Lenbachhaus, Munich, 1996, p. 131 (another variant illustrated, p. 71)

163

Cane allo Specchio (Dog in the Mirror)

plaster and mirror, in 2 parts
plaster dog 72 x 27.5 x 52 cm (28 3/8 x 10 7/8 x 20 1/2 in.)
mirror 240 x 150.5 cm (94 1/2 x 59 1/4 in.)

Executed in 1971, this work is unique from a variant of 2.

Estimate
£70,000 - 90,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £119,700

Contact Specialist

Tamila Kerimova
Specialist, Director, Head of Day Sale

20th Century & Contemporary Art

+44 20 7318 4065
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 14 October 2021