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Rotating Sphere with Interior Space

Arnaldo Pomodoro, Italian, b. June 23, 1926

Creation date: 1967
Creation place: Italy

Other Information

Type: Bronze Sculpture
Medium and Support: Bronze
Credit Line: Museum purchase with funds provided by Mr. and Mrs. Philip L. Gildred
Accession Number: 1968.107
Dimensions: 23 1/2 in. (59.69 cm)

Provenance

Arnaldo Pomodoro, Italy (1967 - 1968)

Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, Inc., New York/London (July 1968 - December 3, 1968)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (December 3, 1968 - )

Label Copy

Sculpture, Fine Arts Gallery, San Diego, 1977.
Basically simple, geometric shapes, discs, spheres, cubes, cylinders are used by Pomodoro in shiny bronze or stainless steel with a gash or split or bursting open like a seed pot. Pomodoro does not view the smooth exterior with the roughness of the exposed portion as opposites but as a dialectical link to each other. In "Rotating Sphere," the viewer has the feeling of looking into hidden, unfolding, unknown space.
Last Updated: 2/3/2020

Exhibition

This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Permanent Collections exhibit , 00/00/00 - 5/6/1981

Arnaldo Pomodoro Marlborough Fine Art Ltd/Marlborough New London Gallery , 7/1/1968 - 7/31/1968

Arnoldo Pomodoro The San Diego Museum of Art , 8/15/1970 - 11/1/1970

20th Century Sculpture from Southern California Collections UCLA Art Galleries , 2/27/1972 - 4/14/1972

Sculpture, Fine Arts Gallery, San Diego , 1/1/1977 - 4/1/1977

High Societies: San Diego Museum of Art , 5/26/2001 - 8/12/2001

Of Earth and Sky: Elements in Abstraction , 5/5/2003 - 11/5/2003

Bibliography

This object has the following bibliographic references:

Frederick S. Wight. 20th Century Sculpture from Southern California Collections Art Galleries, University of California. Los Angeles, California, 1972
Page Number: 65, Figure Number: 65

Arnaldo Pomodoro Marlborough Fine Art Ltd. London, England, 1968
Page Number: Cat. no. 8, Figure Number: 8

Ms. Betti-Sue Hertz. San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 2003
Page Number: 234, Figure Number: 234

Flaminio Gualdoni. Arnaldo Pomodoro: Skira editore S.p.A.. Milano, Italia, 2007
Page Number: 536 no. 437, Figure Number: 437

Dr. Darrell D. Davisson, Ph.D.. Art After the Bomb: AuthorHouse. Bloomington, Indiana, 2008
Page Number: 126, 135, Figure Number: 13.1

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