Made in Italy

Made in Italy
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Price :  £45.00

Curated by Mario Codognato.

Rome. Gagosian Gallery. 2011. Red boards with title in white, green high-gloss dust jacket with title in white. 168 pages. Colour illustrations throughout. 305 x 250mm (12 x 9"). 1.35kg. 9781935263456. English & Italian. Fine; as new (in shrink-wrap).

Catalogue for an exhibition held at the Gagosian Gallery in Rome to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Italy's unification. The show explores the influence that Italy has had on modern and contemporary artists from the last sixty years, following in the tradition of the Grand Tour from the 18th and 19th centuries. Georg Baselitz, Jean Michel Basquiat, Joseph Beuys, Dike Blair, Marcel Duchamp, Alberto Giacometti, Douglas Gordon, Andreas Gursky, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Howard Hodgkin, Mike Kelley, Jeff Koons, Louise Lawler, Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Prince, Robert Rauschenberg, Gerhard Richter, Richard Serra, Cindy Sherman, David Smith, Thomas Struth, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, and Lawrence Weiner are all included. 'The oeuvres of Leonardo da Vinci, Giorgio De Chirico, and Caravaggio have been interpreted by Marcel Duchamp, Andy Warhol, and Cindy Sherman while archeology has fuelled the imaginations of Roy Lichtenstein and Jean-Michel Basquiat; the totality of modern landscapes have been interpreted by Gerhard Richter and Andreas Gursky; Alberto Giacometti and Jeff Koons have treated the female canon while Joseph Beuys, Mike Kelley, and Richard Serra have been inspired by key cultural figures or episodes of the contemporary period... With key works by some of the greatest modern and contemporary artists, Made in Italy will reconstruct the personal and creative journeys that brought them at specific moments in their careers into direct confrontation with this universal legacy called Italy.' (from the gallery's exhibition description). Finely produced and designed by Graphic Thought Facility the catalogue is both art reference and a visual feast. The red, white and green binding and dust jacket make this a perfect gift for the chic Italian.