Pietro Roccasalva - The Great Wonderful: 100 Years of Italian Art New York Tuesday, May 12, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Milan

  • Exhibited

    Bologna, Villa delle Rose, Follow my shadow, January 29 - April 3, 2005
    Turin, Ex Tempio Metodista, My Private #4, 2006
    Rome, MAXXI, Apocalittici e Integrati: Ventiquattro Artisti Italiani, March 30 - July 1, 2007
    New York, MoMA PS1, Senso Unico, October 21, 2007 - January 14, 2008
    Foligno, Centro d’Arte Contemporanea, Calamitati da Gino, November 24, 2011 - January 14, 2012
    Grenoble, Magasin, The Unborn Museum, June 9 - September 1, 2013

  • Catalogue Essay

    One the most innovative artists of his generation, Pietro Roccasalva takes inspiration from Byzantine art and medieval Sienese school painting, pushing his pictorial language into conceptualism territory much as Roman artist Gino de Dominicis did in the 1970s and in the 1980s. Intelligent Artifice(r), while intimately scaled, has a mystic grandiosity similar to the Russian icon by artist-monk Andrei Rublev. Its aura, melding futuristic android imagery with potent Eastern devotion, occupies a symbolic space utterly classic and contemporary at the same time.

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Intelligent Artifice(r)

2003
acrylic on paper, mounted on wood
sheet 10 x 8 1/4 in. (25.4 x 21 cm)
frame 11 5/8 x 9 5/8 in. (29.5 x 24.4 cm)

Estimate
$25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for $43,750

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The Great Wonderful: 100 Years of Italian Art

New York 13 May 2015 4pm