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    VILIANO TARABELLA (Italian, b. 1937)
    Abstract Sculpture
    Salmon pink marble on black marble base
    15-1/2 x 16 x 11 inches (39.4 x 40.6 x 27.9 cm)

    PROVENANCE:
    Collection of the artist;
    Private collection, California.

    The Italian sculptor Viliano Tarabella, who was born near the celebrated Carrara marble quarries, began his artistic career as a protégé of Jean Arp, whose powerful biomorphism is apparent in Tarabella's independent work as well.

    As a young man, Tarabella worked for seven years as a sculpture apprentice near Pietrasanta, Italy, where he became supremely skillful in carving marble. He arrived in Paris in 1957, and by 1961 was working in collaboration with both Jean Arp and Louis Dideron, assisting them in the execution of their designs in stone. In 1965, Tarabella debuted his personal work at the "Young Sculptors" exhibition in Paris and was soon exhibiting regularly at the May and Autumn Salons, and other international venues. He was awarded the Florence Gould Prize in 1985, and won the commission to produce the trophy "Victoire de la Musique" in 1996.


    Condition Report*: Pristine condition.
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    Auction Dates
    December, 2008
    11th Thursday
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