Marino Marini, ‘Cavaliere I (Gustalla A.153)’, 1972, Forum Auctions

Signed and inscribed P.A., in pencil, an artist's proof aside from the edition of 75, printed by Il Cigno, Rome, published by Albra, Turin, with full margins, sheet 710 x 505mm (28 x 19 7/8in) (unframed)

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About Marino Marini

One of Italy’s most celebrated sculptors of the 20th century, Marino Marini primarily produced figurative bronze sculptures, though his practice also included paintings, drawings and etchings. Marini drew on the tradition of Etruscan and northern European sculpture, reinterpreting classical themes such as the female nude, the portrait bust, and the equestrian figure, which he combined with aspects of modernism—in particular exaggerated and elongated forms. Towards the end of his career Marini’s sometimes-monumental sculptures became increasingly abstracted. On trips to Paris and New York, he associated with Giorgio de Chirico, Jean Arp, Max Beckmann, and Alexander Calder, among other major modernist artists.

Italian, 1901-1980, Pistoia, Italy, based in Viareggio, Italy

Solo Shows

1992
Kamakura Gallery, 
Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo, Japan,
Marino Marini Part I & II

Group Shows

2011
Complesso Monumentale del Vittoriano, 
Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy,
L'Unità dell'Arte Italiana nella Diversità delle Regioni - Regioni e Testimonianze d'Italia