Large metal wall sculpture by Nerone & Patuzzi for Gruppo NP2, Italy 1969
Unique wall sculpture by Nerone and Patuzzi (Gruppo NP2), Torino, Italy 1969. The sculpture is made of metal rods, profiles, sheets of copper and metal all hand shaped and finishes in different ways to obtain this harmonious and outspoken composition. As many of Ceccarelli's works the work shows strong Constructivist influences. The metal surfaces are threatened in different techniques, the majority is black lacquered, parts are kept unfinished in order to let the time and climate have it's influence on the metal and parts are finished with gold- and silver leaf to create outspoken accents and an outspoken contrast with the dark steel. The panel can both be hanged- or leaned against the wall for a more informal feeling. One of a kind,, signed at the lower part and provided with a certificate of authenticity. In excellent original condition.
In 1962 Nerone Ceccarelli founded Gruppo NP2 together with his friend and fellow student Giancarlo Patuzzi. Ceccarelli was the creator of the artworks, he studied in Florence and Venice. Gruppo NP2 worked together with great architects on important commissions, among them names as Marcel Breur and Oscar Niemeyer besides that they worked in private commission as well as important sculptures for the public space. In 1973 Giancarlo Patuzzi left Gruppo NP2 ad Nerone continued solo.