Giacomo Balla (Italian, 1871Ð1958) Linee di forza del pugno di Boccioni II, 1968 red lacquer and cellulose nitrate on brass stamped with FuturBalla mark, artist s initials, numbered 5/9 and OBELISCO foundry mark 31 3/4 x 29 3/4 x 10in (80.5 x 75.5 x 25.5cm)(br/)Provenance: Carla Panicali, Rome. with Weintraub Gallery, New York, 1988. Property from a Private Collector.(br/)Footnote: Linee di forza del pugno di Boccioni II is based on Balla s early watercolors and maquettes from the 1910s. In 1968, Gasparo del Corso and Irene Brin, influential and innovative directors of Rome s historic L Obelisco gallery worked with Balla s daughters on a small edition produced by his friend and posthumous collaborator, Armando Ricci, a technician for Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini.
Crease to top edge of lower secton. Losses to lacquer in areas. With a few areas of overpainted restoration. Stamps obscured by lacquer decoration. With fading and water staining to plinth.