Lot 143

Tancredi Parmeggiani Abstract Painting

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

Bid Increments

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$0 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

Artist/Designer; Manufacturer: Tancredi Parmeggiani (Italian, 1927-1964)
Marking(s); notes: signed
Materials: mixed media (oil, watercolor) on wove paper
Dimensions (H, W, D): 13.5"h, 19.5"w; frame 19"h, 25"w
Additional Information: Provenance: Collection of Raffaele Ravaioli, Rome, Italy and West Palm Beach, Florida | Private Collection, West Palm Beach, Florida | Palm Beach Modern Auctions 11.26.2011 auction, lot 172 | Private Collection, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The Tancredi works in this auction are from the collection of Raffaele Ravaioli. Mr. Ravaioli's interest and work in the arts, fashion and design led him to befriend Peggy Guggenheim. Ms. Guggenheim had given the artist studio space and exhibited his work in her palazzo in 1954. At her recommendation, Mr. Ravaioli purchased a collection of Tancredi Parmeggiani's paintings, which he brought with him to the United States. 

"Tancredi Parmeggiani was awarded the Grand Prize for painting at the Venice Biennale in 1952. The same year, Tancredi and others signed the manifesto of the Movimento Spaziale (Spatial Movement, 1947-60), initiated by Lucio Fontana in Milan, advocating a new "spatial" art appropriate to the postwar era. Two years later, while living in Venice, he met Peggy Guggenheim, who gave him studio space and exhibited his work in her palazzo in 1954." (source: guggenheim.org)

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very good, creasing in upper corners (condition of art only)

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