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  • Provenance

    Galleria JZ Art Trading, Milan
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2008

  • Exhibited

    Ravenna, Logetta Lombardesca, Arte Santa, 11 May – 31 August 1986, pp. 52, 119 (illustrated, p. 52)
    Paris, Galerie J, Rotella Vatican IV, 1965, 2 April 1965, n.p. (illustrated)
    Rome, Palazzo delle Espozioni, Tutte le strade portano a Roma?, 11 March – 26 April 1993, p. 163 (illustrated)
    Pisa, Palazzo Lanfranchi, MIMMO ROTELLA antologica, 19 May – 19 August 2001, p. 103 (illustrated)
    London, Ben Brown Fine Arts, Mimmo Rotella Early Works 1954-67, 1 March - 21 April 2007, no. 20, pp. 56-57, 68 (illustrated, pp. 56-57)

  • Literature

    Umanesimo, Disumanesimo nell'arte europea 1890/1980, exh. cat., Palagio di Parte Guelfa, Florence, 1980, p. 103 (illustrated)
    Mimmo Rotella antologica, exh. cat., Palazzo Lanfranchi, Pisa, 2001, p. 103 (illustrated)
    Germano Celant, Mimmo Rotella, Milan, 2007, no. 243, pp. 246, 547 (illustrated, p. 246)
    Alice Berton and Raffaella Perna, Mimmo Rotella et la Galerie J, Milan, 2012, p. 43

122

La Benedizione

signed and dated 'Rotella /63' lower right; further titled and dated '"la benedizione" 1963' on the reverse
cardboard and paper mounted on canvas
65 x 125 cm (25 5/8 x 49 1/4 in.)
Executed in 1963.

Estimate
£50,000 - 60,000 

Sold for £62,500

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London Auction 11 April 2019