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Enzo Cucchi (Italian, b.1949)
LOT ID: 66294
La Stanza del Fiato, 1985

Mixed Media, on paper
6.25 х 4.35 in. (15.88 x 11.05 cm.)
Lot description
Exectured with a poetic sensibility, Enzo Cucchi’s intriguing surrealistic narrative reflects the emotive and spiritual compositions of Classical Italian art. In ‘La Stanza del Fiato' - roughly translated as 'The Room of the Wind’ - Cucchi establishes a spiritual presence by merging abstract and figurative elements, which are focused around a floating skull, a typical theme in his work. Cucchi’s surrealistic world expresses personal sentiments regarding the myths and traditions of his home country, Italy. This work was included in Cucchi’s significant 1986 solo exhibition at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, France.

Enzo Cucchi’s (b.1949) dark and dramatic compositions represent Italy’s Neo-Expressionist movement of the 1980s. Bursting onto the art scene in the late 1970s, Cucchi’s work has been widely exhibited in major museums and galleries throughout the world, including two 1986 retrospectives at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Musee National d’Art Moderne, Paris, France and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY. Recently, his work has been the subject solo shows at Museo delle Arti Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Italy (2011); Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma, Rome, Italy (2010); Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo, Finland (2009); and Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, Switzerland (2007).

Selected Public Collections:

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Tate Britain, London, UK
Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Museo Guggenheim de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo, Bilbao, Spain
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Galleria d´Arte Moderna di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto,Rovereto, Italy
Fukuyama Museum of Art, Fukuyama, Japan
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
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Sales Results for Comparable Works

  • Enzo Cucchi

    Ohne Titel
    oil stick and pencil on cardboard
    (H 5.9, W 9.3) in.
    (15 x 23.5) cm.
    Sold for: US$4,826
    Saturday, December 3, 2011
    Lot 00551
  • Enzo Cucchi

    crayon on paper
    (H 9.3, W 12.5) in.
    (23.6 x 31.8) cm.
    Sold for: US$6,006
    Tuesday, June 28, 2011
    Phillips de Pury & Company London
    Lot 00357
  • Enzo Cucchi

    Lingua di carità
    charcoal and watercolor on paper
    (H 10.6, W 8.4) in.
    (26.8 x 21.4) cm.
    Sold for: US$6,164
    Thursday, May 26, 2011
    Sotheby's Milan
    Lot 00158
  • Enzo Cucchi

    Senza titolo
    collage and ink on paper
    (H 14.6, W 13.8) in.
    (37 x 35) cm.
    Sold for: US$10,566
    Thursday, May 26, 2011
    Sotheby's Milan
    Lot 00226
  • Enzo Cucchi

    graphite on paper
    (H 11.7, W 15.6) in.
    (29.7 x 39.5) cm.
    Sold for: US$8,203
    Wednesday, April 20, 2011
    Christie's South Kensington
    Lot 00120
  • Enzo Cucchi

    Senza titolo
    charcoal on paper
    (H 8.3, W 10.4) in.
    (21 x 26.5) cm.
    Sold for: US$6,324
    Tuesday, April 12, 2011
    Sotheby's Milan
    Lot 00126
  • Enzo Cucchi

    Senza titolo
    (H 9.5, W 6.5) in.
    (24.1 x 16.6) cm.
    Sold for: US$8,729
    Tuesday, November 25, 2008
    Christie's Milan
    Lot 00265
  • Enzo Cucchi

    pencil, oil pastel, crayon and ink on paper
    (H 9.4, W 11.0) in.
    (24 x 28) cm.
    Sold for: US$15,130
    Friday, February 9, 2007
    Christie's London
    Lot 00340
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