Italian Art

Artist Spotlight: Enzo Plazzotta

September 18, 2018

Italian sculptor Enzo Plazzotta attended the Accademia di Brera in Milan in the late 1930s. With the guidance of Francesco Messina and Giacomo Manzù, Plazzotta began investigating the power of movement and the human body through traditional bronze casting techniques. Throughout his career, Plazzotta remained committed to classical form and emulated Beaux-Arts figuration. LAMA is pleased to offer “Jilly Relaxing” in the September 30, 2018 Modern Art & Design auction.

Artist Spotlight: Roberto Crippa

May 29, 2018

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA), June 10, 2018 Modern Art Design Auction

Aligned with the generation of artists who followed closely behind or alongside the Cubist, the Futurist, and the Abstract Expressionist movements, Milan-born painter and sculptor, Roberto Crippa (1921-1972), lived during a time of transition and experimentation. While his early work tended towards geometric abstraction, Crippa soon joined a new movement, Spazialismo (or “Spatialism”) alongside fellow artists including Lucio Fontana, Cesare Peverelli, Gianni Dova, and Enrico Donati.