Lines of Speed and Forms of Noise

(1913-1914)/(reconstructed 1968)

Giacomo Balla, Italian, b. Turin, 1871–1958

Chromed brass on painted metal base, 80 x 49 1/8 x 12 1/2 in. (203.2 x 124.8 x 31.8 cm) base: 4 x 20 1/2 x 13 1/2 in. (10.2 x 52.1 x 34.3 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1972

Accession Number: 72.20

Provenance:
Galleria dell'Obelisco, Rome, to 25 June 1968
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 25 June 1968-6 March 1972
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1972

Exhibition History:
GALLERIA DELL'OBELISCO, Rome. "Balla sculpture: 1913-15," May-June 1968, no cat..
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, no. 247.

Published References:
DORAZIO, VIRGINIA DORTCH. Giacomo Balla: An Album of His Life and Work (New York: Wittenborn, 1970), no. 136, ill.
GALLERIA DELL'OBELISCO. Balla 1871-1958: tutte le sculture (Rome, 1971), no. 5, ill.
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Abrams, 1974), p. 661, ill. p. 190.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Futurism