venerdì 3 luglio 2009

Mario Schifano

Mario Schifano / 1934-1998

He is considered to be one of most significant and pre-eminent artists of Italian postmodernism, alongside contemporaries such as Francesco Clemente , Sandro Chia and Giulio Paolini . His work was exhibited in the famous 1962 "New Realists" show at the Sidney Janis Gallery with other postmodern luminaries, including Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein .

He became part of the core group of artists comprising the "Scuola Romana". Reputed as a profilic and exuberant artist, he nonetheless struggled with a life-long drug habit that earned him the label maledetto , or "cursed".

In attesa di poter ammirare il catalogo con i lavori di questo straordinario pittore, da alcuni definito l'erede di Andy Warhol, posto sul blog alcune dei quadri che sono stati esposti di recente in mostre italiane.