Modern and Contemporary Art

"Il Ponte succeds again. The two day auction - 24-25 May - dedicated to the modern and contemporary art have been a memorable success. Total sold over €6 million, with 93% of lots sold and 211% revaluation on estimates."

Artslife | 26 May 2022

Il Ponte inflames the art market and totals over € 6 million.

The modern and contemporary art auction, during the two day sale of 24 and 25 May, exceeds a total turnover of 6 million euros, recording a 211% revaluation on estimates and 93% of lots sold. The performance of a catalogue rich in artistic proposals was extraordinary, with over 120,000 online views and more than 10,000 digital readings.
Sculpture was the highlight of the sale, typified by two exceptional masters: Lucio Fontana with the bronze "Concetto spaziale, Natura" of 1959-1960 (sold for € 625,000) and the terracotta "Crocifissione" dated '54 (sold for € 187,500), followed by Fausto Melotti with his evocative 1975 "Ombre vaganti" (sold for € 137,500).
The attention paid to the second futurism is exceptional, spotlighting Renato Di Bosso's "Balilla"  (sold for € 125,000) and closing the sculpture parenthesis with Igor Mitoraj's "Centauro" (sold for € 125,000).
In the painting field, the auction top lots are Georges Mathieu with the oil "Mémoire superposée" (sold for € 93,750), Ennio Morlotti with his "Adda" of  '56 (sold for € 93,750), Giulio Turcato with the "Composizione" dated 1955-56 (sold for € 87,500), Filippo De Pisis with a metaphysical "Natura morta marina con tartarughe (Il cappello di Napoleone)" of 1930 (sold for € 68,750) and lastly Fortunato Depero with his "Civetta e pappagalli " of 1917 (sold for € 62,500).

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