A notable bronze sculpture by renowned California artist, Charles Arnoldi (b.1946) will be offered at Clarke Auction on March 17th.
The fresh-to-market 1986 Arnoldi bronze entitled “Buddy” was purchased by a consignor from James Corcoran Gallery in Santa Monica in 1987 and was kept in a Manhattan, NY estate. The piece is both signed and dated verso. Like Christie’s and Sotheby’s, who also have works by Arnoldi in their upcoming sales, the bronze offered at Clarke is of spectacular merit and provenance.
Arnoldi, a prolific American sculptor, painter, and printmaker has reached significant exposure and popularity for his natural bronzes and “built” paintings which are inspired by, and include, downed tree branches and sticks.
Measuring just over six feet high, “Buddy” provides a look into Arnoldi’s perfected welding and casting technique that culminate in an industrial and harmoniously calligraphic work of art.
Along with the Arnoldi bronze, Clarke will be offering many select pieces for auction on March 17th. Other items of note include a Robert Natkin abstract oil on canvas from the “Bern Series,” and a Luigi Chialiva oil on canvas in the Fine Art selection.
A Tiffany Studios lamp with Apple Blossom shade, a signed Bromsgrove lead cherub figure, and a marble bust of Apollo Belvedere with marble pedestal are offered in the decorative art and sculpture selection.
A magnificent Karl Springer shagreen card table, a Karl Springer linen wrapped triangular form Coffee table, a pair of Karl Springer end tables, and a Gino Sarfatti for Arteluce Trienelle floor lamp are all offered in the midcentury selection.
The sale will be held on Sunday, March 17th at 12pm at Clarke Auction. Previews will be held on Friday and Saturday March 15th and 16th from 12pm to 6pm, and Sunday (day of sale) at 10am to 12pm (start of sale.
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