Hand-built Sculptures by Giovanni Barbera
Studio-built, earthenware sculptures depicting a young man & woman. Roughly textured and beautifully stylized. Signed and dated by the artist. Barbera lived and worked in Palermo and was very active in the anti-fascist artist movement in Sicily. Each sculpture is signed "Barbera XI." This Roman numeral references the 11th year of the fascist government, dating these sculptures at 1930. *Publication references available.
Very good original condition, with some chips and nicks to surface. Also discoloration and one visible repair.
Ref: 08 GBB 01