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Gastone Novelli

Austria (Vienna 1925Milano 1968 ) - Artworks
NOVELLI Gastone Anno Luce

Bonhams /Feb 12, 2015
25,300.44 - 37,950.66
37,950.00

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Gastone Novelli - La Rete Di Brahma

Gastone Novelli - La Rete Di Brahma

Original 1962
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Lot number: 1071
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Gastone Novelli * (Vienna 1925–1968 Milan) ‘La rete di Brahma’’’’, 1962, signed, dated Novelli 62, titled, signed, dated Novelli 62 on the reverse, vas, 60 x 70 cm, framed, (AR) Provenance: Felix Landau Gallery, Los Angeles (label on the stretcher) Studio Marconi, Milan (label on the stretcher) European Private Collection Exhibition: New York, Landau Alan Gallery, Gastone Novelli, 4–30 October 1969, exh. cat., no. 9 Literature: Zeno Birolli (ed.), Novelli, Feltrinelli, Milan, 1976, p. 223, no. 297, ill.; Bolaffi, Catalogo dell’’’’Arte Moderna Italiana, no. 25, Giorgio Mondadori & Associati (publisher), Milan 1989, p. 124, ill.; ‘Gabriella Belli, Per andare a vedere di persona…’’’’, in: Gastone Novelli 1925–1968, exh. cat., Trento, Palazzo delle Albere, 14 May – 22 September 1999, p. 12 (curated by P. Vivarelli) ; Paola Bonani, Marco Rinaldi, Alessandra Tiddia, Gastone Novelli. Catalogo generale, vol. I , Pittura e scultura, Silvana editoriale, Cinisello Balsamo, 2011, p. 231, no. P/1962/11 Painting is a language-universe and in this respect working with painting means to investigate, catalogue, collect fragments and signs and to give all this material a logical structure (or an arbitrary one) that enables us to carry out simultaneous conversations (records) that no machine (a method that is alien to the language in question) will ever be able to classify and resolve definitely. Gastone Novelli
Gastone Novelli - Genesi Della B

Gastone Novelli - Genesi Della B

Original 1965
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Lot number: 796
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Gastone Novelli * (Vienna 1925–1968 Milan) Genesi della ‘B’’’’, 1965, signed Novelli, titled, signed, dated Novelli 65 on the reverse, oil and tempera on canvas, 100 x 100 cm, framed, (MCC) Photo certificate: Archivio Gastone Novelli, Rome, archive no.10652T100100 Provenance: Collection Marina Lund, Rome Brerarte auction no. 73, Milan, 1986 Brerarte auction no. 79, Milan 1987 (both dated 1964) Galleria Marlborough, Rome (label on the reverse inscribed no. R 721) Private Collection, Italy Exhibition: Florence, XVII Mostra Internazionale d’’’’Arte Premio del Fiorino, Palazzo Strozzi, May - June 1966, exh. cat. no. 163 Literature: Zeno Birolli (curator), Novelli, Feltrinelli, 1976, p. 235, no. 362, with ill.; Bolaffi Catalogo dell’’’’Arte Moderna Italiana no. 23, G. Mondadori, Milan 1987, p. 110; P. Bonani / M. Rinaldi / A. Tiddia, Gastone Novelli, Catalogo generale 1. Pittura e Scultura, Silvana editoriale, 2011, p. 304, no. p/1965/45 with ill. There is the hope that every act, be it definitive or experimental, may bring us closer to truth, to synthesis, and have a consequence of its own. In this way, our work does not remain a merely intimate expression, but acquires a human value and a social function. Gastone Novelli ,1957
Gastone Novelli - 2 Bronze Figures: A. Monte Collina

Gastone Novelli - 2 Bronze Figures: A. Monte Collina

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Lot number: 234
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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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Lot number: 107
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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.
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