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    Francesco Somaini (Italian, 1926-2005)

    A Degand

    20th century
    Bronze
    18 inches high x 61 inches wide

    Francesco Somaini was a popular sculptor from Lake Como and Milan, Italy who worked only in metal, "the material of our time", he once said. With its effect of swirling motion, the rough bronze is 18 inches in height and is one of Somaini's many commissions he completed in Italy that have made their way to the United States. He also sculpted many works for prominent Americans including Mrs. John D. Rockefeller who donated a work to Lincoln Center, Stanley Marcus, the department store pioneer, and architect Philip Johnson.

    Somaini's work is housed in some of the most prominent museums in the world including the Museum of Modern Art and the Baltimore Art Museum. This perfectly balanced work A Degand is a fine example of his dynamism in sculpting bronze.

    Provenance:
    Acquired from Galleria Odyssian, Rome (1960)





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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2007
    13th Saturday
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