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Carlo (1881) Carrà (1881 - 1966)

Lot 96: carlo carra 1881-1966


May 8, 2001
New York, NY, US

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carlo carra 1881-1966
L'apparizione della primavera
Signed and dated 1917
Pencil on paper
12 7/8 by 9 3/4 in. 32.7 by 24.8 cm.
Provenance: Giuseppe Raimondi, Bologna (a gift from the artist); Private Collection (sold: Sotheby's, Milan, May 9, 1985, lot 32); Acquired at the above sale
Literature: La Raccolta, Bologna, 1918, illustrated p. 40; Franco Russoli and Massimo Carra, Carra Disegni, Bologna, 1977, no. 283, listed p. 509, illustrated p. 245 (also titled Risveglio della primavera); Carlo Carra, La matita e il pennello, (exhibition catalogue), Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo, 1996, illustrated p. 69
Carra donated this drawing to his friend and writer Giuseppe Raimondi, who illustrated it in his literary avant-garde magazine La Raccolta. Though its life was brief (Raimondi stopped publication in 1919), La Raccolta became extremely important amongst the relatively isolated Italian artistic avant-garde. An original copy of the 1918 issue of this magazine, illustrating this work, accompanies this lot.

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