Renato Bertelli* (Florence 1900-1974), 'Continuous profile - head of Mussolini' (Profilo continuo del Duce). Zwart gelakt gedraaid notenhout, hoogte 168 mm. Gemerkt met een stempel (mogelijk: 'prodotti Casino'). Datering ca. 1935/40. Mogelijk gebruikt als pressepapier. (Verkocht)
Renato Bertelli (Italy 1900-1974), 'Continuous profile - head of Mussolini' (Profilo continuo del Duce). Designed in 1933. executed in black lacquered turned wood. Marked with a stamp (Casino?). (sold)
*From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Renato Bertelli (born 1900 in Florence died 1974 in Florence) was an Italian Futurist artist.
His most, and perhaps only, noted work is the 1933 bust of Benito Mussolini in the aeroceramica style, Profilo continuo del Duce. The title is sometimes given as "Head of Mussolini" but is better known as "Head of Mussolini (Continuous Profile)", "Continuous profile of Mussolini", or "Continuous Profile – Head of Mussolini". The sculpture is one block with the Mussolini's distinctive profile continuing around 360 degrees.
The sculpture was later produced in several versions, in bronzed terracotta, wood, and aluminium. Mussolini, with his taste for self-commemoration, approved it as an official portrait