Arnaldo Pomodoro b. 1926

Arnaldo was born in 1926 in Morciano, Emilia Romagna, Italy, and he first worked as a restorer on public buildings. Giò was born in 1930 in Orciano di Pesaro, Italy, and he initially trained to become a land surveyor. They both trained in goldsmithing, but Arnaldo left the craft to work as a set designer before entering the world of sculpture. This experience introduced Arnaldo to concepts of “ideology, myth and form,” leading to an emotional sense of baroque drama in his sculptures. Arnaldo honed his craft in metalwork exclusively, while Giò explored multiple mediums including fiberglass, colored marbles, clay, and wood in his sculptures. In 1956, Giò was invited to exhibit at the Venice Biennale, and in 1959 his work was on display at Kassel in Germany. Three years after Giò, Arnaldo was invited to exhibit at the Venice Biennale in 1962. Moving to the United States in 1966, Arnaldo became a professor of sculpture, teaching first at Stanford University and later at University of California, Berkeley. The work of both brothers is held in the permanent collections of museums across the world. Giò’s sculptural creations are on view at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C., the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Museo d’Arte Moderna in Mexico. Arnaldo’s works are on display at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Milwaukee Museum of Art, and Princeton University Art Gallery, among many others.

Auction Results Arnaldo Pomodoro

ARNALDO POMODORO, Lettera | wright20.com

Arnaldo Pomodoro

Lettera

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $25,200
ARNALDO POMODORO, Rhomboid | wright20.com

Arnaldo Pomodoro

Rhomboid

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $16,250
ARNALDO POMODORO, headboard | wright20.com

Arnaldo Pomodoro

headboard

estimate: $9,000–12,000
result: $13,200
GIÒ POMODORO, Untitled | wright20.com

Giò Pomodoro

Untitled

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $10,240
ARNALDO POMODORO, bed | wright20.com

Arnaldo Pomodoro

bed

estimate: $8,000–10,000
result: $9,000
ARNALDO POMODORO, Brooch | wright20.com

Arnaldo Pomodoro

Brooch

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $7,500
GIÒ POMODORO, Untitled | wright20.com

Giò Pomodoro

Untitled

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $5,625
GIÒ POMODORO, Untitled | wright20.com

Giò Pomodoro

Untitled

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $5,625
GIO POMODORO, Dal Libro Degli Incontri | wright20.com

Gio Pomodoro

Dal Libro Degli Incontri

estimate: $9,000–12,000
result: $5,313
ARNALDO POMODORO, necklace | wright20.com

Arnaldo Pomodoro

necklace

estimate: $3,000–4,000
result: $5,310
GIÒ POMODORO, necklace | wright20.com

Giò Pomodoro

necklace

estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $4,375
ARNALDO POMODORO, Disco | wright20.com

Arnaldo Pomodoro

Disco

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $4,063
ARNALDO POMODORO, necklace | wright20.com

Arnaldo Pomodoro

necklace

estimate: $4,000–5,000
result: $3,600
GIÒ POMODORO, necklace | wright20.com

Giò Pomodoro

necklace

estimate: $4,000–5,000
result: $3,360
ARNALDO POMODORO, Wall Star | wright20.com

Arnaldo Pomodoro

Wall Star

estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $2,400
ARNALDO POMODORO, Untitled | wright20.com

Arnaldo Pomodoro

Untitled

estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $2,125
GIÒ POMODORO, untitled | wright20.com

Giò Pomodoro

untitled

estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $1,750
ARNALDO POMODORO, Untitled | wright20.com

Arnaldo Pomodoro

Untitled

estimate: $300–500
result: $406
ARNALDO POMODORO, untitled | wright20.com

Arnaldo Pomodoro

untitled

estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $188
GIÒ POMODORO, Necklace | wright20.com

Giò Pomodoro

Necklace

estimate: $15,000–20,000
GIÒ POMODORO, Earrings, pair | wright20.com

Giò Pomodoro

Earrings, pair

estimate: $7,000–9,000
GIÒ POMODORO, Brooch | wright20.com

Giò Pomodoro

Brooch

estimate: $7,000–9,000
ARNALDO POMODORO, box | wright20.com

Arnaldo Pomodoro

box

estimate: $3,000–4,000
ARNALDO POMODORO, Le Coffret | wright20.com

Arnaldo Pomodoro

Le Coffret

estimate: $5,000–7,000