Description

    Pietro Consagra (Italian, 1920-2005)
    Biglietto and Studies for Sculpture (two works), 1961
    Bronze with gold patina; ink on paper
    15-1/4 inches (38.7 cm) high on a 1-3/4 inches (4.4 cm) wooden base
    13-5/8 x 19-3/4 inches (34.6 x 50.1 cm) (sheet)
    Inscribed lower right: Consagra 61
    Signed and dated lower right: Consagra 56

    PROVENANCE:
    James Goodman Gallery, Buffalo, New York (on label verso of drawing).

    EXHIBITED:
    Galeria Bonino, Buenos Aires, "Pietro Consagra: Esculturas," November 12-24, 1962, catalog text by Romero Brest, no. 172;
    Staempfli Gallery, New York, "Consagra: Recent Sculpture," February 13-March 10, 1962;
    Marlborough Galleria d'Arte, Rome, "Pietro Consagra: Maquettes 1947-1976," April 7-May 20, 1976, no. 46, illus.;
    Galleria Stendhal, Milan, "Pietro Consagra. Mostra antologica," December 15, 1976-February 15, 1977.

    LITERATURE:
    Pietro Consagra, La ruota quadrata. Milano, All'insegna del Pesce d'Oro, 1976, no. 46, illus.

    NOTE:
    This work is registered in the Archivio Pietro Consagra, and it is one of five unique pieces.




    Condition Report*:

    This work remains in very good condition, with a few light surface scratches and minor rubbing to the patina.  The drawing remains in overall good condition, aside from very slight paper discoloration; framed under glass. Framed Dimensions 14.25 X 20.25 Inches

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