This edition has been conceived and produced by Gianni Piacentino for his retrospective at the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève. The iconography is inspired by the beginnings of aviation and the Wright Brothers (“WB” in the title), it recalls his first paintings from the 1970s. It is the first edition by Gianni Piacentino. Each piece was hand-painted by the artist.
Born in Coazze (Turin) in 1945, Gianni Piacentino’s work has been shown in several museums in Europe, such as the Reina Sofia in Madrid, the Nationalgalerie in Berlin, the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Bologna or the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome, the Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst Bremen and the Museum am Ostwall of Dortmund. The artist also exhibited at the MoMA Ps1 in New York and at the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles.
Silk-screen, enhanced with nacre (handmade by the artist).
70 x 34 cm
Edition of 15, signed and numbered.
Frame: CHF 230