Studio Per "Mercurio Che Passa Davanti Al Sole Visto Dal Cannocchiale"
Artwork: Studio Per "Mercurio Che Passa Davanti Al Sole Visto Dal Cannocchiale"
Size: 81 x 61 cm
Medium: Gouache on paper
Creation year: 1914
Marks: Signed 'Balla' and dated '1914' (lower left)
Category: Drawings
Provenance: Estate of the artist (inventory no. 63); Galleria Sprovieri, Rome Philippe Daverio Gallery, New York; Private Collection, U.S.A. (acquired in 1988 and sold: Sotheby's, London, June 28, 1999, lot 31); Acquired at the above sale by A. Alfred Taubman
Exhibition history: Vancouver Art Gallery, Futur-Balla, 1986, no. 12, illustrated in color in the catalogue; Edinburgh, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art; London, Riverside Studios & Oxford, Museum of Modern Art, Balla, The Futurist, 1987, illustrated in color in the catalogue and on the front cover; Rome, Galleria Sprovieri, Balla e i Futuristi, 1988, no. 11, illustrated in color in the catalogue; New York, Philippe Daverio Gallery, Futurism 1911-1918, 1988, no. 10, illustrated in color in the catalogue; Paris, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Futur-Balla. La vita e le opere, 1990, no. 33, illustrated in color in the catalogue

Sotheby's New York

Date: 2015-11-04
Lot Number: 18
Low Estimate: $2500000 [-43%]
High Estimate: $3500000 [-60%]
Hammer Price: $1400000
Sold For: $1690000