Giuseppe Armani

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by flipper, Feb 24, 2020.

  1. flipper

    flipper Well-Known Member

    Thrift Store Score...I was totally enthralled with this terracotta bust I found at the thrift store. I went home and scoured through the internet to find it. NOTHING. All my searching and I came up with the fact that Giuseppe did a couple of pieces in clay, but I could only find one other and it was made at a function where people took pictures of him making it...PROOF!
    I am totally convinced this is a real Armani, but would LOVE it if someone could help me locate it, another one, the original one, a story about it...anything! :)
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  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    Wow...does that say Armani..?
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  3. rink28

    rink28 Well-Known Member

    Doesnt look like it says armani
  4. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

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  5. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

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  6. janetpjohn

    janetpjohn Well-Known Member

    But there are a ton of G. Armani busts on worthpoint....
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  7. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    I say them too. I am also confused. Perhaps @flipper can explain. Is it the material?
  8. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    The clay figurines and busts are quite common.
    These two were my mothers, purchased about 40 years ago.




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  9. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    It isn't THE Armani. These were a range of mass produced giftwares and planters sold widely in the 80s, using a similar name.
  10. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I agree, these were mass produced. But you would like to know a story about it. He looks a bit Paganini inspired, but is clearly not Paganini. Different hair, and no violin.

    Maybe you could ask Capodimonte, they manufactured a lot of his figurines. Or else here:
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  11. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    This website might be a little suspect since they don't say who is behind it. But there is a long list of items and maybe you can find if yours was reproduced. It also gives biographical info about Giuseppe Armani.
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  12. flipper

    flipper Well-Known Member

    That is the one I was referring to, yes. The Armani store in Italy uses the same bases, nameplates, etc, etc. I realize he did a different type of figure during his earlier "Hummel-ish", but he is known for his tall glamorous women statues, mostly in resin? As well as, porcelain. I have compared this to many of his works and I believe it is indeed THAT Armani.
  13. flipper

    flipper Well-Known Member

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  14. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    Are you talking about Giuseppe Armani, the sculptor, only. I really don't understand. When I think of THAT Armani, I think of the fashion designer.
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  15. flipper

    flipper Well-Known Member

    No, the sculptor only...not Armani the fashion designer! I would have used far different examples of his work.:p
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  16. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    Thank you for clarifying.
  17. flipper

    flipper Well-Known Member

    Here are to more facial examples to compare to the clowns, for instance... 20200225_112018.jpg 20200225_112002.jpg
  18. flipper

    flipper Well-Known Member

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  19. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    I wasn't clear from your original post, what you found exceptional about your discovery. From what I gather, you are talking about a unique item made from clay, right?
  20. flipper

    flipper Well-Known Member

    I just wanted help to find out something about this piece. I love that fact that it is truly unique and I "found" it...I just wish there was some documentation or PROOF that I had to go with it. I guess I wanted someone to be excited, too.:shy:
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