Antje Gamble: Marino Marini and the market for european sculpture in the USA after WWII

Nov 16, 2019 151

Tuesday 19 November 2019 / 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. C.I.M.A. 421 Broome St., 4TH FL, NEW YORK, NY 10013. In a 1950 interview for the New York Times, Marino Marini lamented that the plight of sculptors in Italy was “very bad […] and people have no place to put sculpture.” 

The sculptor’s woes connected the low market to the post-war reconstruction as well as to a slow move by architects to “create space for sculpture [where…] sculpture can assert itself in it, define it, give scale, and bring spiritual meaning.”  With the slow European market for art, hindered by the physical reconstruction efforts, Marini and his contemporaries, like Henry Moore, found a market for sculpture in the booming USA after WWII. 

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SOURCE: https://www.italianmodernart.org

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