Offered by: Nahman Gallery
200 Grand Cove Way Edgewater, NJ 07020 , United States Call Seller 201.736.2572


Ballerina En Pointe

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  • Description
    "Ballerina en Pointe,"
    Bronze on agate base
    Signed and dated
    38" tall (with base)

    Growing up in Italy, Clemente Spampinato was schooled in the classical arts but developed a love of sports as well. The two came together in the trophies and medallions he was commissioned to sculpt in the 1930s and '40s.

    In 1946, Spampinato moved to the United States, became a United State citizen and learned to love the American West. His "Basketball Players" was in a 1968 one-man exhibition, "Sport and Western Sculpture," in the National Art Museum of Sports' gallery at Madison Square Garden. Thirteen different sports were represented. The Western bronzes included rodeo events as well as historical scenes.

    Spampinato's work is admired for his ability to bring to life the complex movements of sport while maintaining a strong sense of realism. His aim was to capture the moment of action when the human body is at the point of greatest height, speed, and dynamism. These attributes are well illustrated in his bronze "Basketball Players" in the National Art Museum of Sport.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: United States
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Bronze and Marble
    Condition: Good. Very good condition with some light wear to the patina mainly at fingers and toe of lifted leg. Some small chips on marble base
    Creation Date: 1952
    Styles / Movements: Realism
    Incollect Reference #: 331610
  • Dimensions
    W. 21 in; H. 38 in; D. 11 in;
    W. 53.34 cm; H. 96.52 cm; D. 27.94 cm;
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