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Oil on board. Signed and attr. Salvatore Fiume (Italian, 1915-1997) lower right corner. 13 x 15.9 inch (33 x 40.5 cm). Salvatore Fiume devoted himself to painting, and in 1946 he left Ivrea to settle in a 19th-century silk mill in Canzo, not far away from Como, where he began an intense and versatile search for pictorial, sculptural and architectural expression. In the same year, in Milan, a set of drawings in tempera and Indian ink was shown to the art critic Raffaele Carrieri and to the painter and writer Alberto Savinio, brother of the metaphysical painter Giorgio de Chirico, who was thrilled. In 1949 he held his first official exhibition, which included Isole di statue and Città di statue, at the Galleria Borromini in Milan. It aroused much interest among the critics and resulted in him coming into touch with international cultural and artistic institutions; here works of the painter were bought both by the New York City Museum of Modern Art's director, Alfred H. Barr Jr., in order to display it in his museum, as well as by the Jucker collection of Milan. The next year, 1950, he was invited to the Venice Biennale to exhibit his triptych Isola di statue, which earned him a cover on Life. _x000D_
PROVENANCE: Southern Ontario Estate


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SALVATORE FIUME Italian 1915-1997 Oil on Board

Estimate $5,000 - $8,000May 10, 2018