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Giacomo Balla

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Spring shoots (Landscape of Villa Borghese), 1906 Oil on canvas applied to panel, 50.9x76.3 cm. Signature at lower right and lower left: Balla. On verso: label Collection of / Mrs. Barnett Malbin (The Lydia and / Harry Lewis Winston Collection) / Birmingham, with no. 38: label VIII Quadriennale Nazionale d'Arte di Roma / Palazzo delle Esposizioni / Roma 1959 - 1960 / Retrospective exhibition of / Giacomo Balla, with indication of propietà Sig.e Balla. History: Luce Balla Collection, Rome; Winston Collection, Birmingham; Barnett Malbin Collection, Birmingham; The Collection of Lydia Winston Malbin, Sotheby's, New York, May 16, 1990, lot no. 16; Private Collection Exhibitions: LXXIX Esposizione Internazionale, Rome, Società degli Amatori e Cultori di Belle Arti, February 5-June 30, 1909; VIII Quadriennale Nazionale D'Arte di Roma, Giacomo Balla retrospective exhibition, Rome, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, 1959 - 1960, room 41, cat. no. 1; XXX Biennale Internazionale d'Arte, Venice, 1960, cat. p. 13, no. 4; Futurism: A Modern Focus, The Lydia and Harry Lewis Winston Collection, New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1973 - 1974, cat. p. 46, no. 12, illustrated; Futurism and the International Avant-Garde, Philadelphia Museum of Art, October 24, 1980 - January 4, 1981, cat. p. 48, no. 2, illustrated; Giuseppe Pellizza and Giacomo Balla, from Divisionism to Futurism, with texts by Maurizio Fagiolo dell'Arco, Piero Pacini and Rachele Ferrario, card edited by Elena Gigli, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Farsettiarte, August 9-September 3, 2000, then Prato, September 14-24, then Milan, September 27-October 30, cat. no. 7, illustrated in color; Futurballa, life light speed, curated by Ester Coen, Alba, Ferrero Foundation, October 29, 2016 - February 27, 2017, cat. p. 61, no. 21, illustrated in color; Balla a Villa Borghese, curated by Elena Gigli, Rome, Museo Carlo Biliotti - Aranciera di Villa Borghese, November 29, 2018 - February 17, 2019, cat. pp. 74, 127, no. 17, illustrated in color. Bibliography: Maurizio Fagiolo dell'Arco, Balla pre-futurist, Bulzoni Editore, Rome, 1968, pp. 25, 46, no. 85; Teresa Fiori, Archivi del Divisionismo, volume two, introductory essay by Fortunato Bellonzi, Officina Edizioni, Rome, 1969, p. 144, no. X.138, pl. 1792; Susan Barnes Robinson, Giacomo Balla, Divisionism and Futurism, 1871/1912, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1981, p. 148; Guido Ballo, Boccioni, la vita e l'opera, Il Saggiatore, Milan, (I ed. 1964), 1982, pl. 53; Giovanni Lista, Balla, Edizioni Galleria Fonte D'Abisso, Modena, 1982, pp. 151, 501, no. 159.

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