May 13, 2021 - Sale 2568

Sale 2568 - Lot 273

Price Realized: $ 3,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000

MARIO SIRONI (1885-1961)


77x53 3/4 inches, 195 1/2x136 1/2 cm. Pizzi & Pizio, Milan.
Condition B: extensive repaired tears, creases, abrasions and restoration in margins and image and along vertical and horizontal folds; replaced losses in margins. Two-sheets.

Sironi was a painter and an early member of the Futurist movement in the years before World War I. After the war, he was one of the founders of the Novecento Italiano movement and began supporting Mussolini. He contributed hundreds of illustrations to and designed covers for the Fascist newspapers Il Popolo d'Italia and La Rivista Illustrata del Popola d'Italia. He also designed pavilions for exhibitions and numerous posters, both political and commercial (including Fiat). He eventually abandoned easel painting in favor of communicating via "a fusion of decoration and architecture exemplified by Gothic cathedrals. He felt that the mural was the proper basis of a popular national art" (Il Castello). Manifesti Italiani p. 131.

Additional Details

From the collection of Albert Albano.