Mino Delle Site (1914-1996), Giuramento dell'atleta + Decorazioni per la palestra della 'Casa dello studente', Roma

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Mino Delle Site, Giuramento dell'atleta + Decorazioni per la palestra della 'Casa dello studente', Roma
(1914-1996)

Sold for £ 2,500 (US$ 3,128) inc. premium
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF THE ARTIST
Mino Delle Site (1914-1996)
a) Giuramento dell'atleta
signed and numbered 'DELLE SITE XV' (lower right); inscribed 'Questo é il BOZZETTO della PITTURA PARIETALE "IL GIURAMENTO DELL'ATLETA" DI M.T. 3 x 5 che ho eseguito nella PALESTRA della "CASA DELLO STUDENTE dell'UNIVERSITÁ di Roma nel 1937 e inaugurata da MARINETTI e ORESTANO il 26 Aprile.' (verso)
pastel, coloured crayon and coloured pencil on paper
29.4 x 40.7cm (11 9/16 x 16in) sheet size
Executed in 1937

b) Decorazioni per la palestra della 'Casa dello studente', Roma
signed three times 'DELLE SITE' (left, centre & right), dated '1937' (centre left), inscribed and dated 'DECORAZIONI PER LA PALESTRA DELLA "CASA DELLO STUDENTE" ROMA RAPP: 1:20 1937. ROMA' (lower centre)
gouache and pencil on masonite
24.8 x 36cm (9 3/4 x 14 3/16in)
Executed in Rome in 1937

Footnotes

  • The authenticity of these works has kindly been confirmed by the Archivio Mino Delle Site. These works will be included in the forthcoming Mino Delle Site catalogue raisonné, currently being prepared.

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

    Exhibited
    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 and Lecce).
    Rome, Galleria Edieuropa, Mino Delle Site - Aeropittura futurista e non solo, 23 February - 11 April 2003.
    Novi Ligure, Museo dei campionissimi, Sport e '900', 20 November 2004 - 10 April 2005.
    Bari, Galleria d'Arte La Panchetta, Mino Delle Site, April 2005.
    Rome, Museo Boncompagni Ludovisi, Mino Delle Site, 23 November 2006 - 14 January 2007.
    Rome, Galleria F. Russo, Mino Delle Site Forme Assolute della geometria, April 2008.

    Literature
    G. Dottori, 'Decorazioni artistiche dell'aeropittore futurista Mino delle Site alla Casa dello Studente nella Città Universitaria di Roma', in ARTEcrazia 4, 1938 (Giuramento dell'atleta cited).
    Exh. cat., Mino Delle Site, Aeropittura e oltre, dal 1930, Milan, 1989, p. 22.
    C. L. Delle Site, Mino Delle Site Monografia, Perugia, 2006 (Decorazioni per la palestra della 'Casa dello studente', Roma illustrated p. 84).
    C. L. Delle Site, Mino Delle Site, Centenario, e-book, 2014 (Giuramento dell'atleta cited p. 44; Decorazioni per la palestra della 'Casa dello studente', Roma illustrated).
Contacts
Mino Delle Site (1914-1996), Giuramento dell'atleta + Decorazioni per la palestra della 'Casa dello studente', Roma
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