The first major survey of work from the 1960s and ‘70s of Mario Schifano, organized by Magazzino Italian Art in collaboration with the Archivio Mario Schifano and curated by Alberto Salvadori.
The first major survey of work from the 1960s and ‘70s by the Roman painter. On view will be eighty works, the great majority on loan from international collections, including twelve from Fondazione Maurizio Calvesi Collection that have never been exhibited before.
Organized by Magazzino Italian Art in collaboration with the Archivio Mario Schifano and curated by Alberto Salvadori, the exhibition is presented on the sixtieth anniversary of Schifano’s first visit to the United States—a turning point in his career—and includes works from the beginning of the 1960s made in homage to Italy’s painters of commercial billboards. With their painterly play on the logos of companies such as Coca-Cola and Esso, these works represent a parallel, independent development to American Pop Art. Also on view are series including his monochromes, emulsion canvases dedicated to TV Landscapes, and photographs from a road trip in the United States.
Magazzino Italian Art is also pleased to present a special project in partnership with Maison Valentino at their newly opened Valentino Madison Avenue Flagship store. Featuring five stunning, large-scale paintings by Mario Schifano, this extraordinary project is an extension of the exhibition, Mario Schifano: The Rise of the ‘60s. Much like Schifano himself, who skillfully bridged the creative energies of Rome and New York, the exhibition serves as a vibrant conduit connecting Italy to the bustling heart of New York City. Visitors can see the Mario Schifano exhibition at Valentino during store hours, Monday–Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from 12 to 5 p.m. at 654 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10065.
14 Settembre 2023 – 19 Agosto 2024