Lot 606: Italian sculptor (1908–1991) best known for his religious works in bronze. Collection of eight letters in Italian, comprised of four LSs and four TLSs, signed "Giacomo Manzu" and "Manzu," totaling nine pages, dated 1949–1950. All are to to Marcelo de Ridder, gallery owner and art dealer in Buenos Aires, concerning an exhibition of his works de Ridder is organizing for late 1949. One letter, in part (translated): "The Santa Crux left the port of Genoa today, carrying my works to Buenos Aires…The exhibition should be arranged so that the light falls on the sculptures as you will see in the photographs. I recommend that the central room consist of these works: girl on chair—cardinal—Susanna and Francesca Blanch." Another, in part (translated): "My exhibition has opened and closed unbeknownst to me, and without my having received the slightest notification from its organizers, despite my repeated requests which were never answered. I did not even receive a catalogue of the exhibition. I am truly amazed at this, could you try to at least have the courtesy to let me know where my works are now." In overall fine condition. Accompanied by complete translations for all letters.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458
Wednesday, 12th August 2015
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