Piero Ruggeri abstract modern iron sculpture Italy 1970s

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Impressive abstract modern iron sculpture made by Piero Ruggeri in his own atelier in Italy, 1970s. This is a very typical work by Ruggeri but he usually made paintings, sculptures from his hand ard extremely rare as he only made a few of them. This stunning shaped sculpture is made of solid iron pens, welded together. As you can imagine this sculpture has some weight being made of solid steel pens. They have a grey painted finish, and the base is made of wood which is a nice detail and looks a bit like its standing on a little pedestal. The sculpture has a silver-grey finish which makes the sculpture look whole. The welding is obviously visible and part of the sculptures character. It is in very good condition and looks highly decorative. Due to its impressive size but not being too deep, this is perfectly suited to put on a sideboard for display.

 

Proveancen; private collection Torino.

 

Piero Ruggeri was born in 1930 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1950s growing up. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of international attention, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many prominent artists to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a substantial pooling of talent and ideas. Important Europeans that came to New York and provided inspiration for American artists included Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann, who between them set the foundations for much of the United States’ significant cultural growth in the decades thereafter. Important artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, but necessary reassessment of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Designer: Piero Ruggeri
Type: Sculpture
Manufacturer: Atelier Ruggeri
Year: 1970
Country: Italy
Materials: Iron, wood
Condition: Very good
Height: 61 cm
Width: 90 cm
Depth: 57 cm
Item nr: PF22ME201

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Outside Europe: € 450 - 650

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