On November 29, 2022 Rinaldo Rossi, "Rinaldino" for all of us on the Scientific Committee to which he was a member, suddenly passed away.
Eighty years old, Genoese with an incurable accent, as Mario Schifano called him, of which he was the favorite graphic printer.
Endowed with a "noir" humor that bordered on cynicism - and which hid a passion for art and his artist friends at the limit of devotion – he had frequented the whole Roman environment, and not only, starting from the mid-sixties, becoming a historical memory of that period and of the following ones.
His contribution to the Archive was also fundamental in this: in humanizing every evaluation through the memory of situations, attitudes, sensations, of the life that flowed around Mario.
Always against the tide, very dandy, he seemed to live on the highway, driven by the constant “having to go” somewhere else, never stopping.
Even now he has begun a long journey, and he will be greatly missed. Safe travels, Rinaldino!
Monica, Marco Giuseppe, Luca, Marco, Memmo, Achille, Ettore, Paola, Antonella.
© Polaroid di Marco Giuseppe Schifano