Author: Martine Newby Haspeslagh, FSA
Publisher: Didier Ltd
This is Didier and Martine Haspeslagh’s sixth catalogue, celebrating the jewels created by Italian artists – painters, sculptors and architects – from the second half of the 20th century. Assembled over the past 10 years, this catalogue contains 119 examples by 33 artists ranging from painters like Afro and Mirko Basaldella to Pietro Annigoni, and especially sculptors including Giacomo Manzu, Fausto Melotti, and Arnaldo Pomodoro, and even the influential architect and designer Ettore Sottsass. The jewels have been grouped here into three sections: Mario Masenza and the School of Rome, Sculptural Jewels and Exhibitions, and GEM Montebello and Artist Editions.