Aldo Casanova Bronze sculpture USA, 1960
Description: Aldo Casanova (1929-2014)
stamped "A.C." and numbered 1/6
11 1/2"w x 10 1/2"d x 10"h
Condition Report: Condition Report:
Two small chips to the marble base at the corners. The bronze appears to be dated "71". Minor spotting to patina. There is an interior rattle to the bronze element. Sturdy and structurally sound. The sculpture can easily be removed from the base.
Casanova has permanent collections worldwide including the Whitney Museum, UCLA Sculpture Garden, San Francisco Museum of Art, Joseph Hirshhorn collection, the American Academy in Rome, the National Academy of Design, the National Air and Space Museum, the Smithsonian Institute, the California Institute of Technology and Scripps College, Claremont to name a few. In addition he was a professor of sculpture at Scripps College from 1966-1999. Inspired by nature, Aldo was acutely aware of its splendor and equally of our obligation to protect it. “I comment on the condition of the planet, political and environmentally, through my work,” he once said. His oeuvre includes both naturalistic portrayals, of animals for example, and abstract organic forms that evoke the generative power of the earth.