blog.php-1549 Shōzō Shimamoto (1928 Osaka 2013) - MAGIB34, 2008

Representing the Far East are works by Shōzō Shimamoto and Hsiao Chin, both some of the most important artists of the post-war period in their home llountries.

This work by Japanese artist Shōzō Shimamoto was created as part of a series in 2008. He filled glass bottles with paint and then smashed them on to a polyethylene sheet.

blog.php-1550 Hsiao Chin (*Shanghai 1935) - Nirvana - Empty Heart, 1978

Chinese artist Hsiao Chin has been working solely in the field of Abstraction for sixty years.

blog.php-1551 Mimmo Rotella (Catanzaro 1918 - Milan 2006) Untitled

Mimmo Rotella focuses on the different art movements of his time: Abstraction, New Realism and Pop Art.

blog.php-1552 Élisabeth Chaplin (Fontainebleau 1890 - Florence 1982) - Musique

Élisabeth Chaplin, born in France, is regarded by many critics as one of the best painters of the 20th century. Although she spent most of her life and career in Tuscany, her style was based on the artist group Les Nabis, which was founded in France at the end of the 19th century, which belonged to the Post-Impressionism movement.

blog.php-1553 Enzo Benedetto (Reggio Calabria 1905 - Rome 1993) Macabre Dance, 1942

Enzo Benedetto, both a painter and a writer, was entirely devoted to the Futurism movement. Futurism finds its origin in Benedetto's homeland of Italy. Certain works of sculpture, music and literature in Italy during this period fell under this movement. It also, in some aspects, influenced other styles of the 20th century, such as Dadaism Surrealism and Constructivism.

Adolfo Wildt (1868 Milan 1931) - Lying figure, 1913 Adolfo Wildt (1868 Milan 1931) - Lying figure, 1913

The work of the Milanese sculptor Adolfo Wildt are hugely important in terms of the development of modern sculpture. The present drawing also served as a model for a marble figure, which was never executed. It does, however, portray the expressive power of Wilde's account.


Left: Giuseppe Uncini (Fabriano 1929 - Trevi 2008) - Spazi di ferro n.35, Iron and cement, 1989
Right: Arman Fernandez (Nice 1928 - New York 2005) - Colère blanche, sculpture, numbered, 83/150, 1988

This piece, Colère blanche, is a typical work of the Nice-born artist Arman. His first ever "tantrum" work was released in 1961. These pieces portray destroyed musical instruments, such as violins.

blog.php-1556 Vittorio Zecchin(1878 Murano 1947) - Plate of blue Murano glass with iron leaves

The auction will also features glass and ceramics, in particular, pieces Vittorio Zecchin, who pioneered the renewal of glass design in Murano during the Art Nouveau.


Helen König Scavini (1886 Turin 1974) for LENCI
Left: Usignolo e chitarra, lamp with figural majolica body, 1935
Right: Nella, ceramic figure, 1932

Helen König Scavini, first found success with a production of porcelain dolls for the company LENCI. Scavini and her husband Enrico both directed the company.

No less than 537 pieces of 20th century modern and contemporary art and design will go under the gavel at Bertolami Fine Arts, Rome, on May 24, 2017. Exhibitions will take place from May 19 to 23. Check out the catalog online here.