3 Traballo, 1969
17 x 20 in
With auction records up to $68,500, Aldo Bonadei has a strong following among international collectors, and PARTICULARLY for these Cubist works of his, done during the mid-century resurgence of Cubism. Born in Brazil, Bonadei did most of his artistic training in Florence, returning to Brazil later to establish a notable career (see bio below). This is a stunning oil wash on paper from 1969. It is matted and framed, with the glass having been removed for photographs but included - you can decide whether you want the picture behind glass or not; oil on paper could go either way. I have included a photo of an auction record for a similar piece by Bonadei on paper from right around the same time - 1972 - same size, with estimates of $12,000 to $18,000 at Christie's; but I think this one is better in every way! Also took a shot of the writing on back of the painting. 17" x 20" with frame, 9.75" x 13.25" without frame.