PORTUONDO GALLERY

Gabriella Crespi

Large Boar sculpture
Silvered metal with murano blown glass produced by Toso and Barovier
Gabriella Crespi

Italy
c 1970

Height 34 cm

Celebrated Italian glamazon, “the Greta Garbo of Milan,” whose famous ‘Rising Sun’ collection, coveted ‘Z’ desks and ‘Heron’ sculptures amongst others, sealed her place in the 70’s spotlight as a highly decorative and relevant talent.
One of the few stand-out female designers at the time, she captured the spirit of the decade, when Hollywood chic met disco-de-vivre, through her deeply personal works, attracting high profile commissions around the world.