"Impertinent Rooster" Massive Ceramic Sculpture by Salvatore Fiume For Sale
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"Impertinent Rooster" Massive Ceramic Sculpture by Salvatore Fiume


Salvatore Fiume (1915-1997) was a fascinating and relentlessly inventive Italian artist and writer, a larger-than-life figure who worked in a surrealist idiom, creating fantastic painting, sculpture, ceramics and architecture -- often with archaic and anthropomorphic/zoomorphic themes. This vessel, "Gallo Impertinente" (Impertinent Rooster), is from a series of ceramic sculptures that Fiume first made as prototypes in 1950 at his Lake Como studio, but only produced in a small edition (about ten examples of each design were hand-made, though an edition of 150 was planned) in the 1990s, during the last years of his life. This piece is signed "FIUME" and marked "82/150" (despite this edition number, only a handful were actually made). It is in perfect condition. We are proud to also be offering another example from this series, "Donna con Vaso / Woman with Vase".  


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    H 15.75 in. x W 16.75 in. x D 12 in.

    H 40.01 cm x W 42.55 cm x D 30.48 cm

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    Los Angeles, CA
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