Gio Ponti’s desk
Rai, stolen works: Gio Ponti’s desks disappeared in Milan
Over 120 works of art that have disappeared from the Rai offices. The investigation to shed light on what happened to a huge heritage that boasts works by important authors such as De Chirico, Rosai, Guttuso, Casorati and many others was launched in Rome at the end of April. A tenth of the works of the state broadcaster that literally evaporated. With the strong suspicion of the hand of unfaithful employees. A looting that would also partially affect the Milan office, as Il Messaggero reconstructs today, retracing the threads of a case that exploded in the capital and which Striscia la Notizia also dealt with about a month ago.
Missing from the appeal would be in the Lombard capital some furnishings that bear the prestigious signature of Gio Ponti. Desks, so to speak, worth 70 thousand euros. One of which was recently auctioned. But how did it end up at the auction? The investigations are complicated not a little by the fact that the precious furnishings had not even been inventoried. It is therefore necessary to go and recover Gio Ponti’s original projects to understand how many artifacts there were and therefore how many are missing.