"Il Ponte succeds again. The two day auction - 24-25 May - dedicated to the modern and contemporary art have been a memorable success. Total sold over €6 million, with 93% of lots sold and 211% revaluation on estimates."
Artslife | 26 May 2022
Il Ponte inflames the art market and totals over € 6 million.
The modern and contemporary art auction, during the two day sale of 24 and 25 May, exceeds a total turnover of 6 million euros, recording a 211% revaluation on estimates and 93% of lots sold. The performance of a catalogue rich in artistic proposals was extraordinary, with over 120,000 online views and more than 10,000 digital readings.
Sculpture was the highlight of the sale, typified by two exceptional masters: Lucio Fontana with the bronze "Concetto spaziale, Natura" of 1959-1960 (sold for € 625,000) and the terracotta "Crocifissione" dated '54 (sold for € 187,500), followed by Fausto Melotti with his evocative 1975 "Ombre vaganti" (sold for € 137,500).
The attention paid to the second futurism is exceptional, spotlighting Renato Di Bosso's "Balilla" (sold for € 125,000) and closing the sculpture parenthesis with Igor Mitoraj's "Centauro" (sold for € 125,000).
In the painting field, the auction top lots are Georges Mathieu with the oil "Mémoire superposée" (sold for € 93,750), Ennio Morlotti with his "Adda" of '56 (sold for € 93,750), Giulio Turcato with the "Composizione" dated 1955-56 (sold for € 87,500), Filippo De Pisis with a metaphysical "Natura morta marina con tartarughe (Il cappello di Napoleone)" of 1930 (sold for € 68,750) and lastly Fortunato Depero with his "Civetta e pappagalli " of 1917 (sold for € 62,500).
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Il Ponte Casa d’Aste shakes the seismograph of the contemporary art market, totaling mind-boggling numbers in two auction days. Modern and contemporary art, in the two auction days held at the headquarters of Il Ponte Casa d'Aste on 24 and 25 May 2022, recorded a surge in sales and attention on the seismograph by collectors of worldwide [...] total turnover of over € 6 million, registering 211% revaluation of estimates and 93% of lots sold.
Blog.IlGiornale.it | 29 May 2022
Il Ponte Auction House pulverises the estimates and flies to over € 8.3 million [...] A new high point for Il Ponte Auction House, which yesterday closed the Modern and Contemporary Art sale with a total of more than € 8.3 million, with 220% increase by value and an average of 96% of lots sold.
Collezione da Tiffany | 3 December 2021
Astonishing, a spectacular art market event, a contemporary art exhibition, even before the sale, with works of exceptional value and surprising aesthetics, masterpieces, the best of the best [...] Only "Il Ponte Auction House" in Milan could give us this wonder of wonders. All this is due to the invaluable professionalism and competence of Freddy Battino and his team.
Blog "Scenari dell'Arte" Il Giornale.it | 23 november 2021
Another winning chapter closes in the halls of Palazzo Crivelli. Il Ponte's auction dedicated to Modern and Contemporary Art, on 25 and 26 May, totalled an extraordinary result of € 8 million, with peaks of 99% of lot sold, new world records and over 1000 bidders connected from all over the world
Exibart | Erica Roccella | 28 May 2021
(...) Irma Blank, Gianfranco Baruchello and Mario Ceroli are well represented in the catalogue of Modern and Contemporary Art of the Il Ponte auction (25, 26 May 2021). "We offer several works of Mario Ceroli at auction from the 1960s particularly representative of Pop Art" anticipates Freddy Battino, Head of the Modern and Contemporary Art Department at Il Ponte Casa d'Aste, "including the sculpture" Orologio "from 1964 (estimate € 8,000 - € 12,000) exhibited in the same year in which the artist's solo show was organized by Plinio de Martiis at the Galleria La Tartaruga in Rome. (...)