Artists

Historical Masters

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol Andy Warhol, who was born in Pittsburgh in 1928 into a Slovak family (the original surname was Warhola) and died in New York in 1987, is the father of Pop Art, the artist who intuited that in the present consumer world art too could become a mass product....

Alberto Burri

Alberto Burri

Alberto Burri An exhibition at the Guggenheim of New York on the centenary of his birth crowned him as one of the protagonists of international Art Informel. Alberto Burri (Sansepolcro 1915; Nice 1995) was a military doctor in the Italian army; he was captured by the...

Giorgio Morandi

Giorgio Morandi

Giorgio Morandi One of the undisputed protagonists of 20th-century Italian painting is Giorgio Morandi, a Bolognese painter who was born in 1890 and died in 1964. Morandi is also considered to be one of the greatest world-famous engravers of the last century. From his...

Established international artists

Marisa Merz

Marisa Merz

Marisa Merz Marisa Merz was the only woman who took part in the Arte Povera movement. She was born in Turin in 1926 and died in 2019, and for many years she volun-tarily remained in the background as if leaving the floor in ancestral female defer-ence to her husband...

Robert Rauschenberg

Robert Rauschenberg

Robert Rauschenberg Robert Rauschenberg was born in Port Arthur, Texas in 1925, and died in 2008 at Captiva Island in Florida, where he had retired in his last years. With Jasper Johns he was the main protagonist of New Dada, the mid-‘fifties movement which formed a...

Jim Dine

Jim Dine

Jim Dine Jim Dine was one of the protagonists of Pop Art, but he decided not to bind himself to that movement and has always continued with curiosity to expe-riment with new visions and new techniques. He was born in Cincinnati in 1935 and, after moving to New York at...

Sol LeWitt

Sol LeWitt

Sol LeWitt Solomon “Sol” LeWitt, who was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1928 and died in New York in 2007, is considered the father of Conceptual Art and Mi-nimalism. Le Witt’s first works were three-dimensional geometric forms, often series of metal or wooden cubes...

Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama “I convert the energy of life into the dots of the universe”, are the words which Kusama uses to sum up her artistic approach, to express her feeling in painting what has by now become her trademark: a series of colored balls spread over each object....

Gilberto Zorio

Gilberto Zorio

Gilberto Zorio Gilberto Zorio, born in Andorno Micca in Piedmont in 1944, is one of the most influential artists of Italian Arte Povera. After taking part in the movement’s founding exhibitions curated by Germano Celant (La Bertesca in Genoa; Arsenali of Amalfi, De...

Georges Mathieu

Georges Mathieu

Georges Mathieu  “Georges Mathieu’s revival has begun” was the headline in “Le Figaro” on 24 September 2018. Georges Mathieu (1921-2012), a crucial artist of the ‘40s and ‘50s, the inventor of “lyrical abstraction”, one of the protagonists of international Art...

Jannis Kounellis

Jannis Kounellis

Jannis Kounellis This Greek artist (he was born in Piraeus in 1936, but lived in Rome where he died in 2017) was one of the protagonists of Arte Povera, where, according to Germano Celant’s original definition, “povera” stands not so much for the poverty of the...

Michelangelo Pistoletto

Michelangelo Pistoletto

Michelangelo Pistoletto Michelangelo Pistoletto Born in Biella in 1933, he is a key figure of Arte Povera. Not only is he part of it but to a certain extent he helped create it. His career started however on a Pop note. His self-portrait was the main theme of his...

Christo

Christo

Christo Christo (born in 1935 in Gabrovo in Bulgaria but with first a French then an American career) is internationally famous with his wife Jeanne-Claude for his environmental works, but they derive from a procedure which he first used for small objects. They were...

Ettore Spalletti

Ettore Spalletti

Ettore Spalletti Ettore Spalletti is the only artist to have obtained the homage of a retrospective in three of the main Italian institutions at the same time (in 2014 at the GAM of Turin, the MAXXI of Rome and the MADRE of Naples). His work is very well-known also...

Fernando Botero

Fernando Botero

Fernando Botero With over 140 exhibitions and 4,600,000 visitors in the last four years, Fernando Botero is probably the most visible living artist in the world. A painter and sculptor, he was born in Medellín in 1932 and soon left his country after disputes regarding...

Sandro Chia

Sandro Chia

Sandro Chia Sandro Chia is a painter and sculptor who was born in Florence in 1946 and is one of the most important and influential artists of the Italian Transavanguardia. From an early age he travelled around Europe and Asia and then settled for a decade first in...

Enrico Castellani

Enrico Castellani

Enrico Castellani A few years ago he was the bridgehead of the relaunching of Italian art, the artist responsible for its growth on the international market, paving the way for the appetizing Italian Sales, the sales of Italian art lots in London and American auction...

Nicola De Maria

Nicola De Maria

Nicola De Maria Nicola De Maria was born in Foglianise, Sannio, in 1954 and is one of the 5 main artists of the Transavanguardia movement launched by Achille Bonito Oliva in 1978. He was the only abstract or, as they called it then, aniconic artist among them, the...

Julian Schnabel

Julian Schnabel

Julian Schnabel Julian Schnabel was an important figure in the return to painting in ‘80s New York, which he then described as a director in the film Jean Michel Basquiat. He is a many-faceted figure who passes easily from visual art to cinema. He was born in Brooklyn...

Giuseppe Uncini

Giuseppe Uncini

Giuseppe Uncini Giuseppe Uncini was born in Fabriano in 1929 and died in Trevi in 2008. He began his career adopting the current abstract expressionist style, then developed in a more constructivist direction. Between 1957 and 1958 he already made a fundamental change...

Carla Accardi

Carla Accardi

Carla Accardi Carla Accardi, all'anagrafe Carolina Accardi, nasce a Trapani nel 1924 e muore a Roma nel 2014. Ha dedicato la sua ricerca alla costante esaltazione del colore e del segno, così da essere considerata una dei massimi esponenti ...

Rising artists

Icaro Paolo

Icaro Paolo

Icaro Paolo Pietro Paolo Chissotti, alias Paolo Icaro, was born in Turin in 1936. He took part in the initial shows of Arte Povera (Arte Povera e Im-Spazio, Galleria La Bertesca, Genoa, 1967; Arte Povera più Azioni Povere, Arsenali of Amalfi, 1968) and in the large...

Luigi Ontani

Luigi Ontani

Luigi Ontani Born in Vergato in Emilia in 1943, a few months ago he appeared in the news involuntarily because of a public fountain donated to his home village which was vandalized and attacked by populist political figures due to the naked faun standing in the middle...

Salvo

Salvo

Salvo Salvatore Mangione (this is Salvo’s registered birth name) was born in Leonforte in Sicily in 1947 and died in Turin in 2015. The first stage of his work in the ‘70s was strictly conceptual, in line with the widespread trend of the time. But developing a kind of...

Values to be rediscovered

Nunzio

Nunzio

Nunzio Nunzio Di Stefano, alias Nunzio, born in 1954 in Cagnano Amiterno in the province of L’Aquila, is one of the founders of the so-called Scuola di San Lorenzo, one of the artistic currents which moved away from Transavanguardia around the mid-‘eighties. While not...

Claudio Olivieri

Claudio Olivieri

Claudio Olivieri An introspective vision of art based exclusively on the artist’s creativity and the original tools of painting. These are the features which Claudio Olivieri obstinately pursued throughout his career. Olivieri was one of the main representatives of...

Giulio Turcato

Giulio Turcato

Giulio Turcato If we look at his participation in international movements and exhibitions, the career of Giulio Turcato is one of the richest and most important. He was born in Mantua in 1912 and died in Rome in 1995. Just after the war he adhered to the Fronte Nuovo...

Valerio Adami

Valerio Adami

Valerio Adami Valerio Adami was born in Bologna in 1935. He began to paint at a very young age and constantly travelled around Europe, Asia and America. 1951 was a fundamental year in his personal and artistic development. He met and associated with Oscar Kokoschka...