This is a modern brutalist metal art sculpture by Italian artist Marcello Fantoni. It is in the abstract form of a sailboat. The base, or boat, is cut from a train rail and the sails are cut from five individual sheets of a heavy metal and welded on. The entire piece has a marvelous patina- the rail oxidized as would be expected and the sails covered with verdigris and reddish accents. It is signed on the base "Fantoni, Firenze, Italy, 1959". Measurements: 17"long x 26" high x 3"deep. Condition is perfect.
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