GIUSEPPE ARMANI MASTERWORK sculpture “AURORA” 680-C in EXCELLENT Condition with Original Box, certificate of authenticity, paperwork and original receipt. Limited edition – #180 of 1,500 worldwide (at the time it was produced -- less than that left worldwide). Year of introduction: 1995. Made in Italy.
“Aurora” is the FIRST of Armani's Masterworks and the favorite. This is Armani's interpretation of the mythological figure “Aurora”, the Roman goddess of dawn, crossing the sky in a two wheeled chariot pulled by the beautiful white winged horse Pegasus.
Giuseppe Armani, an Italian Master Sculpture, was considered an artistic genius. He was voted “Artist of the Year” in 1996 by the NALED. Among the activities of his life, Giuseppe presented a one-of-a-kind sculpture of Madonna with Child and Young Saint John to Pope John Paul II and 'Wild Hearts” to President Bill Clinton who displayed the sculpture in the oval office.
In 1998 Armani received the “Award of Excellence” for THIS Masterwork from the NALED. This is a large sculpture - see measurements below.
Giuseppe Armani died suddenly 12 years ago, on October 28th 2006, "in consequence of a massive stroke”.
Some of this edition have been offered on the secondary market in damaged or repaired conditions – and/or missing box and/or documentation.
I bought this on a pre-order (ordered before it became available – hence the low number). It has been displayed only for a very – VERY short time. The dealer I ordered it through naturally unpacked it (for inspection purposes) and had it on display while we were in transit to pick it up from him (fastest unpacking in the west!), and naturally I had to admire it and show my friends and family for a few days when I got it home before safely packing it away to await our move here. Unfortunately, as plans go, I've not been able to display it here as I had hoped – as we do not have the room, so it has remained packed away.
I didn't remove it from the box for this listing, instead as seen in the photos I lifted the protective top Styrofoam and photographed from within and outside the plastic coverings to make sure it continues to be preserved in EXCELLENT condition.
Measures approximately 22 inches tall by 24 inches wide and 10 inches in depth.
The box measures approximately 31 ¾ inches by 25 inches across the top by 16 ½ inches in depth and is complete with the original form fitted Styrofoam inserts and the protective plastic coverings that came with it.
A Beautiful Sculpture!
Please Note: Serious Inquiries Only. This sculpture is in PERFECT condition. Physical inspection will be allowed only with full cash payment in my hands while you inspect. You must provide brand new packaged clean white cotton gloves to wear while inspecting. If you break or damage this sculpture in any way she will instantly become yours and your cash will instantly become mine.
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