07 March - 11 March 2020
‘A tie with the past’ is an urgent necessity to understand the present, hopefully with irony and clarity of mind. Polystyrene bricks symbolising classical culture are crossed by wool threads, a reference to the artist Christo (b. 1935) and, in their colour, Yves Klein (1928–62). This is at the same time a playful representation of the continuity of art history and a homage to the airy weavings of Maria Lai (1919–2013), internationally recognised as one of the most relevant female artists of the 20th century.’ Paolo Genta Ternavasio Architect for Burzio, stand 167, Tefaf Maastricht 2020.
Mecc Stand 167
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An important north-Italian Royal restauration bench, carved by Giovan Battista Parodi and gilded by Agostino Laviosa, Genoa,1821. Now in an important European private collection.
A SET OF EIGHT NORTH-ITALIAN ROYAL RESTAURATION STOOLS, carved by Giovan Battista Parodi gilded by Agostino Laviosa, Genoa,1821.Now in an important European private collection.
Napoleon as first consul. Sold at its highest estimate in auction at Bonhams in London after a lengthy battle between two overseas bidders at: Napoleon Bonaparte The British Sale, the 27th of October 2021.
Two portrait busts of Rousseau and Voltaire, Orleans manufactory, France.Now in a private collection in Turin.
A north Italian neoclassical giltwood console, Genoa, last quarter XVIII c. Now in a private collection in New England.
A pair of Neapolitan Royal Louis XVI lacca and giltwood console tables with breccia di Vituliano marble tops. Now in an important European private collection.
A Pair of three-branch ormolu Candelabra with patinated bronze figures of Zephyrus and Flora, on rouge griotte marble columns.Now in a Dutch collection.
An Italian carved and giltwood neoclassical Console table, with a rectangular peperino top with Roman ancient alabastro a pecorelle veneer, now in an important European private collection.
A North Italian fruitwood, walnut, ebony , boxwood, tulipwood and kingwood microcarving portrait relief miniature attributed to Giuseppe Maria Bonzanigo (1745-1820), depicting a standing Mars with cuirass, feathered helmet and sword, holding a spear with his right and a shield on his left hand.