Italian WALL LIGHT SCULPTURE ARABESQUE BY GIACOMO BENEVELLI
IItalian wall light sculpture "Arabesque" by the sculptor Giacomo Benevelli.
Painted white wood and aluminum, original interior. We have left the original fluorescent lights in place and have inserted LED lights for use.
Giacomo Benevelli. Manufactured by Missaglia.
Since 1957 Benevelli exhibited in Italy and worldwide. His first US exhibition was in 1963 at the Felix Landau Gallery in Los Angeles. In 1964 he was invited to the 42nd Venice International Art Biennale with a group of sculptures. In 1966 he was appointed as head of the sculpture courses at the Accademia di Brera in Milan. Between the late 1960s and the early 1970s he created a series of lamp-sculpture, the most famous is the Roto lamp (1970s) and Arabesque (late 1960s). In 2009 he started a collaboration with the worldwide design and furniture brand Natuzzi in the newly created Natuzzi Open Art, a space dedicated to the collaboration between art and design. Benevelli created a new line of art-objects which first premiered at the Cologne Trade Fair (imm Cologne Furniture and Design fair), Salone del Mobile (Milan International Design Fair) and at the AD Home Show in New York (2010).
In 2000 the city of Mantua organized a major exhibition of his works in the museum of the historical Casa del Mantegna. A book was published by Edizioni Casa del Mantegna on this occasion.
In 2001, he exhibited his works in the historical Palazzo Isimbardi during an exhibition organized by the city of Milan.
His Arabesque light was also featured in the movie Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John Le Carre.
78" H X 19" W X 3.5" D