Gianfranco Baruchello - Painters Ain't Butterflies
In a series of previously unpublished conversations between Italian art critic and historian Enrico Crispolti (1933–2018) and Italian artist Gianfranco Baruchello (b. 1924), this book traces the latter’s work from the start of his practice in the late 1950s to 2004, the year when these dialogues took place. The collection forms an important tool with which to delve into the artist’s work and the milieus in which he operated, between Rome, Paris, and New York, from Neo-Dada assemblage to cinema, from painting to video, and from actions to long-term initiatives. Presented in the direct and informal language of a chat, it offers complex ideas and a trajectory that are never linear.
|264 p, ills colour & bw, 13 x 21 cm, pb, Italian/English|