Sotheby's /Oct 16, 2004
€4,027.71 - €5,638.79
Artworks in Arcadja2
Some works of Severo AntonelliExtracted between 2 works in the catalog of Arcadja
Auction: Sotheby's -Oct 16, 2004 - New YorkLot number: 117
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in the photographer's mat, inscribed 'N.3 -- Illustration by Severo Antonelli' in an unidentified hand in ink on the reverse, matted, circa 1931 PROVENANCEGiovanni Lista Sotheby's New York, 9 November 1982, Italian Futurist Photographs, Sale 4956, Lot 5 Christie's New York, 8 April 1998, Sale 8884, Lot 227 Acquired by the present owner from the above EXHIBITED Paris, Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Photographie Futuriste Italienne,1911-1939, October 1981 -- January 1982 LITERATURE AND REFERENCES Giovanni Lista, Photographie Futuriste Italienne 1911-1939 (Paris 1981, in conjunction with the exhibition at the Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris), pl. 9 (this print) CATALOGUE NOTEBorn in Italy, Antonelli was raised in Philadelphia. His earliest photographs were made in the Pictorial style, but he became interested in abstraction in the early 1930s. Antonelli met Futurist mastermind Filippo Tomasso Marinetti on a trip to Rome in 1932 and immediately became a member of the Futurist movement. Staying in Rome, he exhibited with the Futurists for the next two years. Upon Marinetti's orders, he returned to Philadelphia in 1934, charged with the task of continuing Futurist work in America. In 1938, he founded the Antonelli School of Photography, which continues to operate to this day.
Auction: Christie's -Apr 8, 1998 - New YorkLot number: 227
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Gelatin silver print. circa 1931. Annotated N 3 Illustration bySevero Antonelli in ink on the reverse of the mount. Contained inthe original overmat. 3.3/8 x 2in. (8.5 x 6.2cm.) Exhibited Prima Biennale Internazionale d'Arte Fotografia, Rome, December19 - January 20, 1933; Muse d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 1981. Lot Notes Antonelli was born in Philadelphia and worked there as apictorialist photographer until 1932, when he went to Rome, metMarinetti and became a member of the Futurist movement. Afterexhibiting his work in Italy, he returned to America in 1934 tocontinue with Futurism and in 1939 founded the Antonelli School ofPhotography in Philadelphia. His work is the collection of severalAmerican museums.