Artist: Giacomo Balla (Italian, 1871-1958).
Title: "Automobile in corsa – studio".
Medium: Color pencil drawing on paper.
Date: Composed c1914.
Dimensions: Overall size: 6 1/4 x 8 3/4 in. (159 x 222 mm).
Lot Note(s): Signed lower right. Drawn on cream wove paper. Good to very good condition; minor foxing recto and verso; a few soft handling creases - no broken fibers. Provenance: Gallery and collector stamps, verso. Comment(s): Balla was a highly important and accomplished artist. In his early 30's he taught Divisionist techniques to Umberto Boccioni and Gino Severini. Influenced by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Balla adopted the Futurism style, creating a pictorial depiction of light, movement, and speed. He was signatory to the Futurist Manifesto in 1910, and began designing and painting Futurist furniture, also creating Futurist "anti-neutral" clothing. Image copyright © The Estate of Giacomo Balla. [30158-1-4000]