Index of artists

Lots by the artist  Manfredo Massironi (1937-2011) at auction

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Assemblage of small red painted solid wood doors. Prototype

cm 64,5x65x1

1972

Lineare /Zeta 16 ante a quadrati multipli

Code: 27861

Galleria

Gallery

Framed

Prototype realized by Massironi in scale 1: 5 for Nikol. Certificate of provenance by Nikol Art, inventory no. MMLZ 165/RO/OP/672. The prerogative of Linear / zeta lies in the geometric pattern of the doors which allows to create a variety of kinetic images with a strong visual impact. This work is characterized by the presence of five completed squares and other mixed elements

Fire stamp "Nikol design Manfredo Massironi". Literature: "La dinamica dell'oggetto visivo", Editore Allemandi p.163. "Ricerca visiva e arte/Arte e ricerca visiva", Editore Fabio D'Ambrosio, p.23

Private sale

Assemblage of a small black painted solid wood doors. Prototype

cm 64,5x65x1

1972

Lineare/Zeta 16 ante a quadrato singolo

Code: 27272

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Gallery

Framed

Prototype realized by Massironi in scale 1: 5 for Nikol. Certificate of provenance by Nikol Art, inventory n. MMLZ161/NE/OP/672. The present work has the same kinetic features as the previous lot (lot 624); here there is a central square from which concave and convex elements alternate

Fire stamp of "Nikol design Manfredo Massironi" on the reverse. Bibliography: "La dinamica dell'oggetto visivo", Editore Allemandi, p.163; "Ricerca visiva e arte/Arte e ricerca visiva", Editore Fabio D'Ambrosio, p.23

Private sale

Black and white multilayer wood structure,1: 4 scale. Unique piece

cm 60X60X13

1969

TICHO/BI

Code: 26897

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Gallery

Unframed

Certificate of authenticity and provenance by Nikol Art, with archive no. MMTB/14NB/OP/1070

Fire stamp of Nikol Art on the reverse. Bibliography: "La Dinamica dell'oggetto visivo", Allemandi Editore, p.163; DOMUS 533, April 1974. Hemispherical structure in multilayer wood with interlocking orthogonal planes, all fourteen painted in black and white. First of the two works realized to study the alternation of black and white in a hanging structure.

Prototype created by Massironi for Nikol. Provenance: Nikol Art, Padova; acquired from the artist in 1970

Private sale

Red multilayer wood structure,1: 4 scale. Unique piece

cm 60x60x13

1969

TICHO/BI

Code: 26870

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Gallery

Unframed

Certificate of authenticity and provenance by Nikol Art, with archive no. MMTB/RO/OP/970

Fire stamp of Nikol Art on the reverse. Bibliography: "La Dinamica dell'oggetto visivo", Allemandi Editore, p.163; DOMUS 533, April 1974. Hemispherical structure in multilayer wood with interlocking orthogonal planes, all fourteen paintings in red. One of the most significant works by Massironi inspired and dedicated to the studies of the astronomer Tycho Brahe

Prototype created by Massironi for Nikol. Provenance: Nikol Art, Padova; acquired from the artist in 1970

Private sale

Steel and wood sculpture, unique piece

cm 43x15x27

1968

Assi/Emme

Code: 26662

Galleria

Gallery

Unframed

Certificate of provenance by Nikol Art inventory no. MMAE / AC / OP / 669

Literature: "La dinamica dell'oggetto visivo", Editore Allemandi, p.161, Nikol Internazionale, Catalog 1971. Work purchased directly from the artist in 1969. Axis / Emme is a moving sculpture, an asymmetrical kinetic sculpture made of steel and wood. The containers "hanging" on the inside and the "movement" transmitted by the particular configuration of the metal profile confer sculptural qualities on the work. This is also due to the "two-sided" positioning of the white / oil green / aubergine purple lacquered wooden containers. Massironi once again turns out to be a true avant-garde artist, a precursor who combines art, design and form functionalities for this sculpture which, in real dimensions, utilization features and space collocation, will be reflected in the following 1970s, 80s, 90s and subsequent years, in the production of the most important Italian and international companies engaged in "open space" furnishing.

Private sale

Assemblage of a small gray, blue, red and green painted solid wood doors. Prototype

cm 70x70

1972

Lineare Zeta color

Lot: 28

Auction of Design and Kinetic Art

Unique session

Framed

Certificate of authenticity by Nikol Art

Prototype created by Massironi for Nikol. Provenance: Nikol Art, Padova. Unique piece. LINEARE / ZETA is a design by Manfredo Massironi and its prerogative lies in the geometric pattern of the doors which allows to create a variety of kinetic images with a strong visual impact. Literature: Fabio D'Ambrosio, "Manfredo Massironi – Ricerca visiva e arte / Arte e ricerca visiva", Editore Milano, Macerata 24 May - 12 June 2007, p.23 fig.1; "Manfredo Massironi – La dinamica dell’oggetto visivo", Allemandi Editore, Padova, 20 December 2008 - 8 March 2009, p. 163

Starting price: 2.500 €  + buyer's premium  24%

plus shipment costs

Steel and wood sculpture, unique piece

cm 43x15x27

1968

Assi/Emme

Lot: 29

Auction of Design and Kinetic Art

Unique session

Unframed

Certificate of provenance by Nikol Art inventory no. MMAE / AC / OP / 669

Literature: "La dinamica dell'oggetto visivo", Editore Allemandi, p.161, Nikol Internazionale, Catalog 1971. Work purchased directly from the artist in 1969. Axis / Emme is a moving sculpture, an asymmetrical kinetic sculpture made of steel and wood. The containers "hanging" on the inside and the "movement" transmitted by the particular configuration of the metal profile confer sculptural qualities on the work. This is also due to the "two-sided" positioning of the white / oil green / aubergine purple lacquered wooden containers. Massironi once again turns out to be a true avant-garde artist, a precursor who combines art, design and form functionalities for this sculpture which, in real dimensions, utilization features and space collocation, will be reflected in the following 1970s, 80s, 90s and subsequent years, in the production of the most important Italian and international companies engaged in "open space" furnishing.

Starting price: 2.990 €  + buyer's premium  24%

plus shipment costs

Dark green multilayer wood structure,1: 4 scale. Unique piece

cm 60x60x13

1969

TICHO/BI

Lot: 30

Auction of Design and Kinetic Art

Unique session

Unframed

Certificate of authenticity and provenance by Nikol Art, with archive no. MMTB/VEB/OP/170

Fire stamp of Nikol Art on the reverse.

Prototype created by Massironi for Nikol. Provenance: Nikol Art, Padova; acquired from the artist in 1970

Starting price: 2.900 €  + buyer's premium  24%

plus shipment costs

Structure in painted plywood

cm 70x70

1969

Ticho Bi

Lot: 31

Auction of Design and Kinetic Art

Unique session

Framed

Certificate of authenticity and provenance by Nikol Art, inventario MMTB /BFN / OP /1169. Acquired from the artist in 1969

Prototype in scale 1:4 made by Massironi for Nikol. Provenance: Nikol Art, Padova. Unique piece. Hemispherical structure with interlocking orthogonal planes, in white painted wood on black background. Literature: "La dinamica dell'oggetto visivo", Editore Allemandi, p.163. Domus 533 April 1974.

Fire stamp of Nikol Design Manfredo Massironi

Starting price: 2.900 €  + buyer's premium  24%

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Wood sculpture, prototype “ GCA - Anno 1975 “.

cm. 173x40x89

1975

Scultura ‘NEFERTITI’ - omaggio a Giulio Carlo Argan

Lot: 32

Auction of Design and Kinetic Art

Unique session

Unframed

Certificato di Provenienza Nikol Art, Padova

LITERATURE: "Manfredo Massironi: the dynamics of the visual object", Allemandi Editore, p. 162; Carlo Giulio Argan, Handwritten letter dated 16 August 1976 addressed to Otello Parpajola, founder of Nikol, with indication of the NEFERTITI model and statements of esteem for "the clever work done".

Starting price: 6.500 €  + buyer's premium  24%

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Structure in white lacquered wood.

cm 120x120

1973

TICHO / BI

Lot: 33

Auction of Design and Kinetic Art

Unique session

Unframed

Nikol Internazionale 1973

Hemispherical hanging bookcase with orthogonal interlocking shelves.

Starting price: 3.500 €  + buyer's premium  24%

plus shipment costs

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