As of April 2016, members of the Scientific Committee overseeing the Authentication Commission have changed: Marco Meneguzzo has fully replaced Luciano Caramel in the Presidency of the Commission, while the family components remain unchanged (Bruto Pomodoro, Antonietta Ferraris and Emilio Mazza), who accompany Meneguzzo in the archiving work. From May 2016, Rossella Farinotti, Executive Director of the Archive, is also included in the staff.
President: Marco Meneguzzo
Vice-president: Bruto Pomodoro
Directive Commission: Antonietta Ferraris, Emilio Mazza
Executive Director: Rossella Farinotti
With the need to relaunch the presence of the artist on the Italian and international scene in mind, the Archive and the Authentication Commission will work to publish the General catalogue of sculptures by Gio' Pomodoro by Autumn 2020. From now on, all fulfilments and assessments will speed up in process, without compromising in rigor and accuracy.
For this reason, we invite all owners of Gio' Pomodoro's works to respect the following rules, which ensure the certainty and uniformity of judgment and filing that are fundamental for this type of archival work, and which will allow a more rapid publication of the General catalogue.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR NEW ARCHIVE REQUESTS
b) Download - in pdf format - the technical sheet of the work to be archived, which must accompany the archiving request. The individual fields of the card - especially the technical ones (title, year of execution, measurements, dates, presence of signature, punches, etc.) - must be completed by the applicant carefully. Due to the high number of items requested, some fields - "Exhibitions", "Bibliography", "Other possible news or indications" - are not mandatory, however please note that the more details and data we have on the "history" of the work from as soon as it left the artist’s studio, the deeper our knowledge of Gio's activity and the merit of the work itself (for example, the "Bibliography" entry may be completed by the Archive itself, but if the collector is aware of some publications in the catalog of his work, she/he is kindly invited to report it).
c) The owner will need to enclose with the request and the card 3 photographs (for each frame of the work), possibly taken by a professional photographer, in order to be automatically selected for potential publication. In addition to photos in paper format (photographic prints of 18 × 24 cm), a high-definition file must be included for each shot (better if in .tiff format, on a CD, DVD or USB key) that allows the publication in digital format - where present - it requires a shot of the back of the work and a shot of the specific signature, punches and / or foundry stamp.
d) For filing and returning to the collector the certificate proving the inclusion of the work in Gio' Pomodoro Archive - or the refusal to archive – we require a contribution of Euro 300.00 for sculptures, Euro 200.00 for jewels and 150.00 euros for works on canvas and paper (for anything else not included in these aforementioned categories, the amount for storage is € 150.00), to be paid by means of bank transfer to the following IBAN: IT63I0305801604100573113715 registered to Antonietta Ferraris and Bruto Pomodoro. Filing requests that are not accompanied by the bank transfer receipt will not be processed.
e) The Archive will issue only one copy of the storage certificate. In order to avoid possible frauds, duplicates will not be issued, while - in case of loss of the certificate of the collector - the "master cards" can always be consulted at the Archive.
FOR THOSE WHO ARE ALREADY IN POSSESSION OF AN AUTHENTICATION RELEASED BY THE ARTIST
In order to streamline the archives and gather all news regarding the activity of the artist in a single place, we kindly ask those already in possession of an authentication issued directly by Gio' Pomodoro, to send it to the Archive, which will care to provide a new certificate of archiving, which will be authentic from now on.
Together with the "old" authentication, the owner must comply with points a) b) and c) above. For this work of definitive renewal, the Archive requests a contribution of Euro 100,00, to be paid as indicated in point d).