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Marino Marini: destruction and reconstruction

Latest acquisition by Olla Art is the colour etching ‘Devastazione e ricostruzione’ (Devastation and reconstruction) by Marino Marini. In our opinion, this etching is one of the most beautiful from the suite ‘Idea e spazio’ (Idea and space). It is in optimal condition.

Crommelynck Frères
An edition of 100 and an edition of 50 copies were printed on Vélin Rives; our piece comes from the edition of 50. The catalogue of the graphic work states a page size of 58 x 45 cm. However, the copies of the edition of 50 that we know are all printed on a smaller sheet (approx. 50 x 37 cm).
The suite was printed in 1963 in the Parisian studio of the Crommelynck brothers and published by Les Cent Bibliophiles de France et d’Amérique in Paris. The twelve compositions which make up the ‘Idea e spazio’ suite represent Marino Marini’s first in depth exploration of colour etching. They were created by Marini to accompany a book of poetry written by his twin sister Egle Marini.
The price of this etching is 1445 euros.

More by Marino
In addition to this fifth plate, Olla Art also offers Giocoliere and Sogno di Cavaliere from the same suite (plates II and VIII, respectively).
Olla Art has an extensive collection of graphic work by Marino Marini. You will find it on this website, where you will also find a concise biography.

Marino Marini, Devastazione e ricostruzione, 1963

Marino Marini, Devastazione e ricostruzione, 1963
Colour etching, 49.4 x 36.6 cm (sheet), 39.5 x 29.7 cm (image)

Earlier, Olla Art published a newsletter about Marino Marini. You can find it here.
For more information, please contact Olla Art.

Giorgio & Guido Guastalla (1991). Marino Marini: Werkverzeichnis der Graphik. Langenhagen: Edition Depelmann, p. 91, no. 170.