Arnaldo Pomodoro - Buy or sell works
23 June 1926, Morciano di Romagna (Italy)
Arnaldo Pomodoro is a Milan-based sculptor. His artistic production and choice of materials is characterised by his work as a goldsmith. In addition to silver, iron, and gold, he works with wood and concrete. His preferred material, however, is bronze.
Pomodoro studied stage design in Pesaro from 1949 and later began to work as a goldsmith together with his brother, Gio Pomodoro. Pomodoro moved to Milan in 1954, and from 1955 both brothers were members of the artists' group Continuitá. Here such eminent artists as Piero Dorazio, Lucio Fontana, Giulio Turcato, Tancredi, Gastone Novelli, and Achille Perilli came together.
In 1956, Pomodoro visited New York and later travelled throughout Europe. He met Alberto Giacometti and Georges Mathieu on a 1959 visit to Paris. Upon returning to New York, he organised exhibitions of contemporary Italian art at the Bolles Gallery and in San Francisco. He showed work at the 1964 Biennale in Venice. His first exhibitions at the Marlborough Gallery opened in New York and Rome in the following year.
From the mid-1970s, Arnaldo Pomodoro developed his fundamental geometric shapes made up of columns, cubes, pyramids, spheres, and disks. His massive architectural forms indicate a continuous process of self-destruction and regeneration.
Many major museums, including The Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville in Paris, the University Art Museum at the University of California at Berkeley, the Columbus Museum of Art, the Hakone Open-Air Museum in Kanagawa, the Centre of the Arts in Cairo and the Palazzo Magnani in Reggio Emilia have exhibited and continue to exhibit Pomodoro's work.
Pomodoro taught at Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley.
Dorotheum sold 'Cippo I' from 1983/84 for a remarkable €149,400 at auction in Vienna in November 2016.