Ugo Nespolo - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Wednesday, October 3, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Paris (acquired directly from the artist in the 1970s)

  • Exhibited

    Turin, Christian Stein Gallery; Galleria Il Punto; Galleria Sperone Gallery, Con temp l'azione, December 1967
    Milan, Galleria Schwarz, Macchine e oggetti condizionali, 5 - 30 March 1968

  • Catalogue Essay

    'Nespolo's reality does not affirm itself as an immediate revelation, enlightening and all-encompassing; rather, it appears like a thin, intermediate zone halfway between the singularisation of the object and its direct appropriation.' (Pierre Restany, quoted in 'Ugo Nespolo and the critique of practical reason' Macchine e oggetti condizionali, exh. cat. Galleria Schwarz, Milan, 1968).



aniline paint on wood
50 x 40 x 18.5 cm (19 5/8 x 15 3/4 x 7 1/4 in.)
Executed in 1967.

£12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for £16,250

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 4 October 2018