The present lot featured in a period photo from the XXX Biennale, Venice, 1960. (Photograph courtesy of Marino Barovier)
Designed in 1960, Egeo is another example of Barovier’s use of tessere in a novel and dynamic way. The oversized, jagged-edged tessere in opaque green and transparent amethyst glass convey an almost Pop-Art aesthetic while at the same time provide a poetic reference to classical antiquity. This is one of two known examples in this shape, the other is in the permanent collection of the Steinberg Foundation in Vaduz, Liechtenstein.