Sale: 425 / Post War / Contemporary Art, June 12./13. 2015 in Munich Lot 853

 

853
Giacomo Manzù
Cardinale seduto, 1980.
Bronze
Estimate:
€ 25,000 / $ 29,000
Sold:
€ 25,000 / $ 28.999

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Cardinale seduto. 1980.
Bronze with dark brown patina.
With name on plinth. One of just 2 casts. 38.8 x 24.5 x 22.7 cm (15.2 x 9.6 x 8.9 in).
Cast in the artist's foundry in Ardea near Rome in the 1980s. Another copy was executed in 1972. [JS].

Accompanied by a photo confirmation issued by Inge Manzù, Fondazione Giacomo Manzù, Ardea, from 5 May, 2015.

PROVENANCE: From artist's estate.

In 1947 a grand retrospective of Manzù's work was mounted at the Palazzo Reale in Milan. That same year Giacomo Manzù entered a competition to design the bronze doors of St Peter's in Rome. The years that followed saw the production of numerous drawings and designs for them - in 1952 Manzù officially received the commission to create "The Triumph of the Saints and Martyrs" but was granted papal permission to design a "Door of Death". In 1954 Giacomo Manzù taught sculpture at the Salzburg International Summer School, where he made the acquaintance of Oskar Kokoschka. He also met Inge Schnabel, a dancer, whom he subsequently married. In 1955 Manzù was commissioned to design the main portal of Salzburg Cathedral. He was again given a room of his own at the 28th Venice Biennale in 1956. Numerous other honours and awards followed.



853
Giacomo Manzù
Cardinale seduto, 1980.
Bronze
Estimate:
€ 25,000 / $ 29,000
Sold:
€ 25,000 / $ 28.999

(incl. 25% surcharge)