Gastone Novelli

Austria (Vienna 1925Milano 1968 ) - Artworks
NOVELLI Gastone Allo Stato Naturale

Christie's /Apr 16, 2013
10,000.00 - 15,000.00
13,750.00

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Gastone Novelli - 2 Bronze Figures: A. Monte Collina

Gastone Novelli - 2 Bronze Figures: A. Monte Collina

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Gastone Novelli * (Vienna 1925-1968 Milan) 2 bronze figures: a. Monte Collina, 1965/1976, signed G. Novelli, numbered 9/12, 7.2 x 14.2 x 13.7 cm This artwork was created by the Novelli Archive and the Galleria Marlborough, Rome, in 1976 in an edition of 12 after the original of 1965. Provenance: European Private Collection Exhibition: Pistoia, Palazzo Sozzifanti, Grandi maestri, piccole sculture, da Depero a Beverly Pepper, 6 April - 30 June 2013, exhibition catalogue pages 114-115 with ill. (curator: Lara Vinca Masini) Literature: Zeno Birolli, Novelli, Feltrinelli Ed., 1976, page 246, no. 406; Paola Bonani, Marco Rinaldi, Alessandra Tiddia, Gastone Novelli. Catalogo generale. Pittura e scultura, Silvana Editoriale, Cinisello Balsamo 2011, page 384, no. S/1965/07 b. Monte Luna, (1965)/1976, bronze, signed G. Novelli, numbered 11/12, H 7 x 14 x 13 cm This artwork was created by the Novelli Archive and the Galleria Marlborough, Rome, in 1976 in an edition of 12 after the original of 1965. Exhibition: Malcesine, (Ve), Castello Scaligero, Una collezione internazionale di piccole sculture del secondo Novecento, 11 June- 15 September 2005, exhibition catalogue Page 61 with ill. (with wrong technical data) Literature: Paola Bonani, Marco Rinaldi, Alessandra Tiddia, Gastone Novelli. Catalogo Generale 1. Pittura e scultura, Silvana Editoriale, Cinisello Balsamo 2011, page 381, no. S/1965/02
Gastone Novelli - Anno Luce

Gastone Novelli - Anno Luce

Original 1957
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Gastone Novelli (1925-1968) Anno Luce 1957 signed and dated 57 ; signed and titled on the reverse oil and mixed media on canvas 130.5 by 99.5 cm. 51 3/8 by 39 3/16 in. Footnotes This work is registered in the Archivio Gastone Novelli , Rome, under no. P/1957/49, and is accompanied by a photo-certificate of authenticity. Provenance Galleria La Salita, Rome Sanford Meisner Collection, Beverly Hills Acquired directly from the above by the present owner Literature Paola Bonani, Marco Rinaldi, Alessandra Tiddia, Gastone Novelli. Catalogo Generale, 1. Pittura e scultura , Milan 2011, p. 145, no. P/1957/49, description of the work listed
Gastone Novelli - A

Gastone Novelli - A

Original 1960
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Gastone Novelli (1925-1968) A signed 'Novelli' (lower right); signed, titled and dated '"A" Novelli 60' (on the reverse) oil, graphite, ball point pen and wax crayon on canvas 52¾ x 70 7/8in. (134 x 180cm.) Executed in 1960 Nojard Collection, Paris. Acquired from the above by the present owner. R. de Solier, 'Gastone Novelli: Le Songe Toile', in Metro, Milan 1962, no. 17 (illustrated, p. 80). Z. Birolli, Novelli, Milan 1976, no. 1960.24 (197) (illustrated, p. 206). G. De Marchis, Album di viaggio in quarant'anni di arte italiana: 1960-2000, Turin 2005 (illustrated, p. 80). P. Bonani, M. Rinaldi and A. Tiddia, Gastone Novelli. Catalogo generale. 1. Pittura e scultura, Milan 2011, no. P/1960/28 (illustrated, p. 203). Paris, Galerie du Fleuve, Novelli, 1961. Trento, Palazzo delle Albere, Gastone Novelli 1925-1968, 1999, no. 18 (illustrated in colour, p. 76). Painted in 1960, the year that Gastone Novelli had his first solo show at the Galleria La Tartaruga in Rome, A is an enigmatic, yet entrancing example of the artist's most characteristic work. Like a blackboard left at the mercy of an obstinate child, the canvas is frantically covered with rows of the letter A. Embedded among this field of As, a crossword appears on the right: displaying the words 'RADIOCITY', 'LOI', 'INDESIDERO', it comprises terms remotely familiar, crossed-out cases and painted-over letters. In addition, lists of 'horizontal' and 'vertical' directions and indications appear next to it. Incomplete and incomprehensible, these frustrate the viewer's desire to crack the riddle of the picture. The multiple media used on the canvas, moreover, creates a surface of conflicting forces: pen scribbling on paint, paint obscuring graphite, wax crayon blurring the oil. The logic and linguistic rigour, which the crossword evokes, is undermined by the very structure of the picture. Abstracted in its relentless repetition, the letter A invites for a detached interpretation of language, in which signs and words loose absolute meaning, becoming traces of a difficult, fragmented expression. In 1958, two years before painting A, Novelli published Scritto sul muro. The book, comprising twenty-six lithographs, each dedicated to a letter of the alphabet, materialised the artist's interest in the encounter between image and language. On that occasion, Novelli wrote: 'To draw an image by digging in one's self or in life is becoming more and more difficult (). It is like wanting to write something with an alphabet still to be invented. Matter becomes arid, the signs though and broken up by the writings, by the chaps, by the scratches which exclude any possibility of satisfaction, in order not to indulge in the illusion of the 'known''. Works such as A, seem to translate this sense of impossibility and broken communication that Novelli set to overcome in his work a couple of years earlier. At the same time, the picture underlines Novelli's dialogue with the artists of his time, in particular Cy Twombly, whom the artist met in the late 1950s.
Gastone Novelli - Allo Stato Naturale

Gastone Novelli - Allo Stato Naturale

Original 1965
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Gastone Novelli (1925-1968) Allo stato naturale signed, titled, numbered and dated 'ALLO STATO NATURALE Novelli 65 1' (on the reverse) pencil, pastel and oil on canvas 44 x 44 cm. Executed in 1965 PROPERTY FROM A DANISH PRIVATE COLLECTION Z. Birolli, Novelli, Milan 1976, no. 1965.48 (illustrated, p. 250).
Gastone Novelli - Doppia Azione

Gastone Novelli - Doppia Azione

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Gastone Novelli (1925-1968) Doppia Azione 1957 signed and dated 57 ; signed and titled on the reverse oil and mixed media on canvas 130.5 by 99.5 cm. 51 3/8 by 39 3/16 in. Provenance James Monley, Chicago Private Collection, USA Acquired directly from the above by the present owner Literature Paola Bonani, Marco Rinaldi, Alessandra Tiddia, Gastone Novelli Catalogo Generale , Vol. I, Milan 2011, p. 133, no. P/1957/12, illustrated as a thumbnail in black and white
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