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June 09 - 14, 2018

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LOT 345
Enzo Plazzotta (1921-1981)
  • Enzo Plazzotta (1921-1981)

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Enzo Plazzotta (1921-1981), Italian/British

ANTOINETTE SIBLEY I, 1972

Bronze with dark brown patina; signed “Plazzotta” and numbered in an edition of 9 in the cast, this being numbered “9B” of an edition of 9 on the accompanying Enzo Plazzotta, London, Photo-Certificate, titled, dated 1972 and cast “cire perdue” by the Fonderia Mariani Artistica to the Certificate, that the artist signed and dated on “December 1976” in pen and ink.

Together with the book: “Enzo Plazzotta - A Catalogue Raisonne”, 1986
13.5 x 6.5 x 3.5 in — 34.3 x 16.5 x 8.9 cm

Estimate $2,000-$3,000

Realised: $3,600
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

In 1967, inspired by the ballerina Nadia Nerina, Plazzotta began to experiment with the movements of dance. He created a second version in bronze of Antoinette Sibley (II); and another “Sibley in Repose”, 1972; as well as bronzes of other dancers including Anthony Dowell and several of Nureyev,

Literature:

Carol Plazzotta and Richard O’Conor, With an introduction by Max Wykes-Joyce: “Enzo Plazzotta - A Catalogue Raisonne”, a bronze from this edition illustrated on pgs. 94 and 95;

John Fitzmaurice Mills, newspaper review: “In the Galleries”, n.d.

Provenance:

Studio of the artist, London, UK with the book: “Enzo Plazzotta - A Catalogue Raisonne”, Ex-Libris, Mr. Enzo Plazzotta, his business card affixed to the inside front cover;
Buxton Mill Galleries (Norfolk) Ltd., from whom purchased by the Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario on 18th October, 1976 from the exhibition “A Combined Exhibition of Paintings by John Nash; the Ardizzone Family with Enzo Plazzotta Sculpture”, Cat. No. 133, together with a copy of the “Souvenir Catalogue” and the original receipt;
Prominent Estate Collection, Hamilton, Ontario

Exhibited:

Buxton Mill Galleries, Norwich in “44th Norfolk and Norwich Triennial Festival Programme”, “A Combined Exhibition of Paintings by John Nash; the Ardizzone Family with Enzo Plazzotta Sculpture”, 9th - 23rd October, 1976, Souvenir Catalogue, this work cited Cat. No. 133. accompanied by a copy of the catalogue