Mimmo Paladino - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Waddington Custot Galleries, London
    Private Collection

  • Exhibited

    San Giulio, Open Air Art Exhibition at Lake Orta, 2009

  • Catalogue Essay

    Caduto a Ragione (Fall for a Reason) was one of the sculptures transported by helicopter onto the island of San Giulio for the open air art exhibition at Lake Orta in 2009. As part of Paladino’s sculptural oeuvre, it suggests a religious thematic and finds influence in early Christian art. The indirect religious allusion in his work also evokes figures from Etruscan art and from ancient mythology. These references to and inspiration from the ancient times draw enrichment from the medium choice, in this case bronze, that facilitates a weathered and antique looking surface. The three metre high, elongated and stylised figure stands in an open stance with vacant eyes. On close inspection, the figure becomes more mysterious than welcoming in its secrecy, ambiguity and anonymity.

    "More and more I’m asked to create work within historical contexts or within strong nature settings… It’s part of a process exploring the relationship between architecture, nature and function." Mimmo Paladino


Caduto a Ragione (Fall for a Reason)

255.5 x 96.7 x 49 cm (100 5/8 x 38 1/8 x 19 1/4 in.)
Signed, editioned and stamped 'M. Paladino, A.P' and 'FONDERIA VENTURI ARTE BOLOGNA' on the base.

£60,000 - 80,000 

Sold for £80,500

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