Mino Delle Site (Italian, 1914-1996)

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Mino Delle Site
(Italian, 1914-1996)
a) Volo 10.5 x 8cm (4 1/8 x 3 1/8in).
b) Eliche 10.3 x 7.8cm (4 1/16 x 3 1/16in).
c) Aerofari 10.1 x 7.3cm (4 x 2 7/8in).
d) Aerofaro 10.2 x 8.2cm (4 x 3 1/4in).

Sold for £ 32,500 (US$ 40,174) inc. premium
Mino Delle Site (1914-1996)
a) Volo
signed and dated 'Delle Site 32' (lower right)
watercolour and pencil on paper
10.5 x 8cm (4 1/8 x 3 1/8in).
Executed in 1932

b) Eliche
signed and dated 'Delle Site 32' (lower left)
watercolour and pencil on paper
10.3 x 7.8cm (4 1/16 x 3 1/16in).
Executed in 1932

c) Aerofari
signed and dated 'Delle Site 32' (lower right)
watercolour and pencil on paper
10.1 x 7.3cm (4 x 2 7/8in).
Executed in 1932

d) Aerofaro
signed and dated 'Delle Site 32' (lower right)
watercolour and pencil on paper
10.2 x 8.2cm (4 x 3 1/4in).
Executed in 1932

Footnotes

  • The authenticity of these works has kindly been confirmed by the Archivio Mino Delle Site.

    Provenance
    The artist's studio.
    Private collection, Rome (by descent from the above).

    Exhibited
    Rome, Galleria Bragaglia Fuori Commercio, Mino Delle Site. Maschere stati d'animo, December 1932.
    Lecce, Sala del Circolo Cittadino, Mostra Personale di Pittura Futurista Mino Delle Site, February 1933.
    Lecce, Museo Provinciale, Mino Delle Site, Aeropittura e oltre, dal 1930, 15 October - 3 December 1989.
    Rome, Associazione Culturale Athenaeum N.A.E., Retrospettiva di Mino Delle Site, 1997.
    Bari, Castello Svevo, Verso le Avanguardie, gli anni del Futurismo in Puglia 1909 - 1944, 20 June - 30 August 1998 (later travelled to Taranto).
    Warsaw, Włoski Instytut Kultury, Mino Delle Site, alle radici dell'Aeropittura 1931 - 1934, June - September 2001 (later travelled to Kracow).
    Salerno, Pinacoteca Provinciale, Percorsi d'arte dal collezionismo dei Ruffo all'evoluzione pittorica di Mino Delle Site, March - May 2005.
    Lecce, Museo Provinciale, Mino Delle Site, October - November 2006.
    Rome, Museo Boncompagni Ludovisi & Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Mino Delle Site, 23 November 2006 - 14 January 2007.
    Rome, Farnesina, Ministero degli Affari Esteri, Mino Delle Site, Futurismo tra Arte e Tecnologia nel Centenario, 19 - 25 October 2009.
    Rome, La Quadriennale, Mino Delle Site Centenario, October 2014.

    Literature
    C.L. Delle Site, Mino Delle Site, Perugia, 2006 (Volo illustrated p. 51, Eliche illustrated p. 52).
    C.L. Delle Site, Mino Delle Site, centenario, e-book, 2014 (all works illustrated).
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