Silvano Bozzolini (1911 - 1998)

Lot 193: Bozzolini on the verge of abstraction

Adams Amsterdam Auctions

October 16, 2017
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Description: - BOZZOLINI, Silvano (Italian 1911 - 1998). Forme composte, 1948 . Oil on canvas, signed and dated 'Bozzolini 48' (upper right), signed again, inscribed with address 'P. Donatello 28 Firenze' and titled (on the reverse); in the original frame. Two small losses with inpaint at the right edge and several tiny holes in the canvas, some surface grime in the lower left corner, but overall in good condition.
Dimensions: Image size 65.5 x 81 cm., frame size 67 x 83 cm.
Artist or Maker: BOZZOLINI, Silvano (Italian 1911 - 1998).
Provenance: Estate of the artist
Born in Fiesole, Bozzolini, much like his friend Alberto Magnelli, was one of the true pioneers of post-war abstract art in Europe. Still a student he already showed his talent to inspire and unite his fellow artists in the 30s, founding his first group 'Arte d'Oggi', an art journal and a gallery. After moving to Paris in 1947 he gets acquainted with kindred artists such as Sonia Delaunay and becomes part of the Groupe Espace. As for his own art, Bozzolini stands out with his individual concept of abstraction, uniting post-cubism, neo-plasticism and an unusual freedom of expression, occasionally admitting sensuality, vitality and even figuration. Works by Bozzolini can be found in numerous museums around the world such as MOMA, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris and the Galeria d’Arte Moderna, Florence.
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