b. 1926
  • Italy
Turnover 2023
$USD 3.405.890
Record Sale
$USD 304.800

Arnaldo Pomodoro studied design and goldsmithing, and moved to Milan where he met avant-garde artists like Lucio Fontana. Pomodoro’s early career involved assisting in the restoration of public buildings and pursuing studies in stage design before ultimately dedicating himself to sculpture.

In the late 1950s, Pomodoro embarked on extensive travels, including visits to New York and various European destinations, where he encountered influential artists such as Alberto Giacometti, Louise Nevelson, and David Smith. Upon his return, he played a pivotal role as a founding member of Continuità, an Italian artistic group dedicated to restoring the country’s art to its historical grandeur.

The 1960s marked a period of increasing recognition for Pomodoro, particularly for his bronze works. His achievements culminated in a prestigious solo exhibition at the 1964 Venice Biennale. Subsequently, Pomodoro continued to exhibit and teach globally. In the 1980s, he revisited his involvement in set and costume design for Italian theater. 

Simultaneously, he received numerous commissions for outdoor sculptures, with copies of his renowned Sphere within a Sphere displayed at prominent locations worldwide, including the Vatican, the United Nations, and the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C.

Currently residing and working in Milan, Arnaldo Pomodoro’s artistic journey spans decades, leaving an indelible mark on the international art scene.


Record Sale

Arnaldo Pomodoro (1926)
Sfera, 1975

signed, titled and numbered 02.p.a on the base
60 cm
The work is recorded in the Archivio Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro under number AP 371.
Art Contemporain Evening Auction
5 June 2023
Lot # 6
Estimate 250,000 – 350,000 EUR
Sale price: 304,800 EUR

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