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MARIO SCHIFANO: PER ESEMPIO (Mario Schifano: For Example). Achille Bonito Oliva et al. Palazzo Rancani Arroni, Spoleto, 1998. Organized by Spoleto Festival in association with Fondazione Mario Schifano, Rome, and Incontri Internazionali d'Arte, Rome. Published by Edizioni Charta, Milan. Distributed in the U.S.A. by D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, New York. 216 pp. with 152 ills. (84 col.). 27 x 22 cm. LC 98-221540 ISBN 8881581841 Bilingual in Italian and English.
Documents the eclectic, imagistic oeuvre of prominent Italian painter Schifano (1934-1998) through a presentation of 84 canvases dating from 1959 to 1996, the selection encompassing examples of his early monochromatic abstractions and reductive landscapes as well as a wide assortment of his expressionistic studies of human and animal figures, among them compositions derived directly from photographs and television stills. Excellent reproductions of the featured works are accompanied by twelve short texts that include a biographical essay, reminiscences by Schifano's friends and associates, and critical discussions of the artist's experimental films of the 1960s and his inventive use of mass-media imagery.
Artist(s):Schifano, Mario
Indexing: Western, Europe — Italy — Post-1945 — Painting
Plans: 02,03,20
Worldwide Number: 026908
Paperbound $45.00    

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