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The Prize

"Untitled" by Luigi Veronesi, 1980.

- Etching
- Dimensions: 69 x 50 cm
- Plate size: 25 x 17.5 cm
- Year: 1980
- Print run: XVIII/XX
- Edition, signature and year at the bottom in pencil

Luigi Veronesi was born in Milan in 1908.

He began his art studies as an apprentice to a minor Neapolitan painter, Carmelo Violante, who taught him all the secrets of the art, especially of landscape and figurative painting. The big Modigliani exhibition in 1930, where he discovered Kandinsky, Klee, Schlemmer and the Bauhaus group, unexpectedly opened his horizons towards abstraction. He exhibited his sketches for Stravinsky’s “Le Rossignol” and for Andreev’s “Anatema” and began a series of studies based on the photogram, abstract photography and solarisation. In 1935 he took part in the first collective exhibition of abstract art in Turin and produced ten costume sketches for Claude Débussy’s “Pelléas et Mélisande”.

Alongside his graphic and painting work, he was to continue these stage-design activities up until the 1940s. Veronesi’s growing interest in illustrative photomontage together with cinema and music made him the Italian artist closest to the concept of multidimensionality or art conceived as a global project that was typical of the Bauhaus. He played an active part in most of the major exhibitions over the following years, including the historic exhibition of Italian abstractism at the 33rd Venice Biennale, the Festival of Contemporary Music and a personal exhibition at the Galleria Spatia in Bolzano in 1980. 

 

 

The Cause

The percentage of the proceeds devolved to charity from the sale of this lot will be equally divided among the 20 charities who have subscribed to the CharityStars NPO Premium program.

These charities are:
- Associazione Amici di Sean
- Associazione Bambin Gesù
- Associazione Bianca Garavaglia
- Associazione LaSpes
- Associazione Stelle nello Sport
- Associazione White Mathilda
- DBA Onlus
- Fondazione Cannavaro Ferrara
- Fondazione IEO-CCM
- Fondazione Magnoni
- Associazione Arenbi Onlus
- Fondazione Operation Smile Onlus
- Fondazione Theodora Onlus
- Fondazione Umberto Veronesi
- Global Humanitarian Italia Onlus
- History Life Onlus
- In Campo con il Cuore
- Insieme per Fily Onlus
- Insuperabili Onlus
- Sermig

Additional Details

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