The main focus of the next auction of 21 July will be the collection of the well-known journalist, sports reporter and mountain man Rolly Marchi and his wife Graziella. As great art lovers and frequent visitors of galleries such as Il Milione, L'Ariete, Marconi and Il Naviglio, they chose the artworks being driven by an extraordinary aesthetic taste. Thanks to the special relationship with artists such as Dino Buzzati, Renato Guttuso, Lucio Del Pezzo, Valerio Adami, Giosetta Fioroni, Jean-Michel Folon, Carlo Guarienti, Ennio Morlotti, Mario Rossello, Roger Selden, who were close family friends, they bought and traded many artworks with them.
Following the growing interest for works on paper, a section of the sale will be dedicated to important prints and multiples by international artists such as: Christo, Sol LeWitt, Andy Warhol, Joseph Beuys with "Capri-Batterie" 1985 (auction estimate € 7.000–9.000), Pablo Picasso, Lucio Fontana, two artworks by Tancredi, Joan Mirò, Hans Hartung, Sonia Delaunay, Man Ray, Marino Marini, Alberto Burri, Henry Moore, Hans Arp and Lynn Chadwick.
The Twentieth century is well represented by an historical oil on board by Enrico Prampolini, drawings by Mario Sironi and works by Piero Marussig, Giorgio de Chirico, Ottone Rosai, a very rare bronze by Mino Rosso from 1932 (auction estimate € 12.000-18.000) and an historical work by Armando Pizzinato from 1947.
Among the main artists of Abstractionism, we find Mario Radice with a work made in 1940, Mauro Reggiani, Carla Badiali and Atanasio Soldati, alongside the masters of Pop Art such as Mario Schifano, Franco Angeli, Tano Festa, Giosetta Fioroni and Franco Angeli with a three meters artwork.
Moreover, hightlighted is a core of works by Chinese artists: Hsiao Chin, Hsia Yan, Li Yuan Chia, Ho Kan, Kuniyoshi Kaneko, Yayoi Kusama, and great names for the Latin American market such as Roberto Matta with "Untitled", an oil on canvas from 1960 (auction estimate € 35,000–40,000), Rodolfo Nieto, Augustin Cardenas.
Among the unmmissable works: Mimmo Rotella with his décollage on canvas "Cosmico" 1955 (auction estimate € 18.000–25.000), Alighiero Boetti with "Inaspettatamente", an embroidery from 1987 (auction estimate € 15.000– 25.000), two artworks by Tancredi, Mario Merz, Ennio Morlotti, Valerio Adami with "La tenda", an oil on canvas from 1965 (auction estimate € 10.000-12.000), Irma Blank with "Radical Writings" 1990 (auction estimate € 8.000-12.000), Emilio Scanavino with a large canvas, Gianni Dova with a large oil from 1961 (auction estimate € 7.000–9.000), Lucio Del Pezzo with an historical piece, "Grande Casellario" from 1965 (auction estimate € 7000–9.000), Giorgio Cavallon, Pierre Alechinsky, a mixed media on paper by Wols (auction estimate € 8.000–12.000) and a work on paper by Hans Hartung made in 1961 (auction estimate € 15.000-20.000).Lastly, Schumacher with a work from 1959.
Again sculpture is leading with works by Pietro Consagra, Umberto Mastroianni, Gio ’Pomodoro, Lothar Fischer, Igor Mitoraj, Fausto Melotti, Max Ernst and Matteo Pugliese.
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Il Giornale | 30 April 2020
"[...] Il Ponte, the company that dictates with the greatest determination the guideline of modern and contemporary art, placing itself in Italy as the most formidable competitor of Christie's and Sotheby's. From this department it gained 15.4 million euros, 30% more than last year, almost half of its turnover amounting to 32.3 million euros, (+ 5%) [...].”
Milano Finanza online | 11 January 2020
"[...] Modern and contemporary art, the absolute leader, alone it sold for 15.4 million, 30% more than last year. The Top lots were seven ceramics by Lucio Fontana, which obtained a total of 2.2 million euros [...]."
L'Economia - Corriere della Sera | 30 December 2019
"A triumph at Il Ponte auction house (Milan) for the December 2019 modern and contemporary art sale. Memorable, world-class results.”
Il Giornale | 15 December 2019