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Lot 0795
Mario Sironi (Italian, 1885-1961). "Fabbrica con Ciminiere". Oil on paper. c1934. Signed lower right; inscribed "E Vinceremo" ("and overcome") in watercolor and signed, verso; collectors stamp with signature, verso. Printed verso in colors with an image of an avenging angel above tanks and ships, lettered "Vincere [Win] - P.N.F. [Partito Nazionale Faschista] - Gioventu Italiana del Littorio.". Very good to fine condition. Overall size: 9 1/8 x 6 5/8 in. (232 x 168 mm). Image size: 9 1/8 x 6 5/8 in. (232 x 168 mm). This painting sold for $12,132.50 at Aspire Auctions, Cleveland, October 20, 2011, lot #96. It is a prime example of Sironi's signature work, characterized by massive, immobile forms, which he excelled at during the 1930s and early 1940s. A supporter of Mussolini, his esthetic of brutal monumentality represented the dominant style of Italian Fascism. He was an Italian modernist artist who was active as a painter, sculptor, illustrator, and designer. During his lifetime Sironi exhibited internationally. It is possible that the cellular style of his compositions exhibited in the US during the 1930s influenced WPA muralists. In the postwar years, Sironi fell from favor due to his earlier association with Fascism, and was accorded little attention from art historians. A revival of interest in Sironi's work began in the 1980s, when his work was featured in major exhibitions, notably 'Les Réalismes' at the Centre Georges Pompidou (1981) and 'Italian Art in the Twentieth Century' at the Royal Academy, London (1989). Image copyright © The Estate of Mario Sironi. [28562-1-7500]

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795: MARIO SIRONI - Fabbrica con Ciminiere

Estimate $10,000 - $12,000Jan 27, 2018