Mid Century | Three fine original framed lithographs by Italian sculptor and designer Carmelo Cappello (1912-1996)

 
 

Cappello was a successful living artist, and these preliminary artworks are a fascinating insight into the development of some enduring sculptures which stand in public and private spaces throughout the world.

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The triptych -  with matching and original frames - is being sold as a set (of three) , for an impactful addition to any mid-century, traditional or modern interior. 

Velo Azzuiro (Blue Veil)

Date: 1963

Original framed lithograph in two colours. Signed and dated in pencil by the artist. Edition: 27/40

Emboss-stamped: Il Torchio, Milano.

Paper: Fabriano

Dimensions: 70x50cm approx.

Condition: A+

Sole Giallo II (Yellow Sun)

Date: 1963

Original framed lithograph in two colours. Signed and dated in pencil by the artist. Edition: 24/40

Emboss-stamped: Il Torchio, Milano.

Paper: Fabriano

Dimensions: 70x50cm approx.

Condition: A+

Forma nel verde II (Green Forms)

Date: 1964

Original framed lithograph. Signed and dated in pencil by the artist. Edition : 28/40

Emboss-stamped: Il Torchio, Milano.

Paper: Fabriano

Dimensions: 70x50cm approx.

Condition: A+


ABOUT CARMELO CAPPELLO

Carmelo Cappello was born in Ragusa, Italy in 1912. After his first studies at the Instituto d’Arte of

Comiso, he moved to Rome in 1929 where he lived for a year working in the studio of Ettore Colla.

In 1930 he moved to Milan where he attended evening classes at the higher School of Applied Arts at the Castello Sforzesco, and via scholarship took courses with Marino Marini at ISIA in Monza.

In 1937 he made his debut as a sculptor, and went on to have fantastic international career in painting and sculpture.

He exhibited at the Venice Biennale, 1940, 1948, 1950, 1952, 1954, 1958.

He died in 1996 in Milan.

Luca Alessi on Alberto Alessi...

"Alberto wanted to create design pieces in mass production for everyone to enjoy. He came up with this idea of multiplied art where he did a series of pieces of art with Italian sculptors like Giò Pomodoro, Carmelo Cappello, Pietro Consagra, and Andrea Cascella, and the Yugoslav sculptor Dušan Džamonja "
 

Read more:http://www.executivestyle.com.au/luca-alessi-nominates-the-five-greatest-moments-in-design-history-gutbxu

 
Cappello, Transmaternità, 1961

Cappello, Transmaternità, 1961

Related artists:

Constantin Brâncuçsi

Naum Gabo

Antoine Pevsner

Henry Moore

Vladimir Tatlin