Sale: 489 / Evening Sale, June 07. 2019 in Munich Lot 143

 

143
Fausto Melotti
Rondeau musical, 1978.
Brass
Estimate:
€ 80,000 / $ 92,800
Sold:
€ 275,000 / $ 319.000

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Rondeau musical. 1978.
Brass.
Celant vol. II, no. 1978 17 (Cod. 78 017 So, with different title "Rondò"). Ca. 152 x 102 x 73 cm (59.8 x 40.1 x 28.7 in). Diameter 88 cm (34,6 in).

• Characteristic work by one of the pioneers of modern abstraction in Italy
• Model for a sculpting competition in context of the opening of the European Patent Office's headquarters in Munich in 1979-1980. The stainless-steel version can be found there
•Monumental sculpture of strong spatial presence and facileness, based on the principles of form of music and poetry
.

PROVENANCE: Private collection Southern Germany (gifted from the artist).

EXHIBITION: Europäisches Patentamt München. Bildhauerwettbewerb, Deutsches Museum - Glashalle, Munich November 25, 1978 - January 14, 1979, cat. no. 39.

"Slowly music has ensnared me, disciplining me with its laws, distractions and digressions in a balanced discourse.."
Fausto Melotti in his speech at the Rembrandt Award ceremony, Milan 1973, quote after: https://www.fondazionefaustomelotti.org/en/biography/, as of May 3, 2019




143
Fausto Melotti
Rondeau musical, 1978.
Brass
Estimate:
€ 80,000 / $ 92,800
Sold:
€ 275,000 / $ 319.000

(incl. 25% surcharge)