Double-sided poster/catalog from the first major exhibition of abstract art in Italy, held in Rome at the Galleria Roma from March through April 1948, containing a sort of manifesto about abstract art, a statement on the exhibition from Ettore Sottsass Jr., additional texts from Piet Mondrian, George Morris, G. Formaggio, Le Corbusier, Max Bill, Gillo Dorfles, Josef Albers, Fernand Leger, and Wassily Kandinsky, with reproductions of works by a number of participating artists. 60 x 46.6 cm. Some very slight toning, expected creases along fold lines, very good condition overall. Torino (S.E.T.) 1948.
This first exhibition of abstract art in Italy was organized by Achille Perilli, a Roman painter and sculptor and member of the group Forma 1, and Ettore Sottsass, Jr., an architect also known for designing furniture, jewelry, glass, lighting, ceramics, and other aspects of interiors, often in brilliant colorsm and founder of the Memphis Group.
Participating artists included many of the greats of abstract, Futurist, Concrete, and Spatialist art and other avant-garde movements, such as Carla Accardi, Ugo Attardi, Pietro Consagra, Piero Dorazio, Gillo Dorfles, Gianni Dova, Lucio Fontana, Augusto Garau, Virginio Ghiringhelli, M. Guerrini, Osvaldo Licini, Alberto Magnelli, Lugio Manisco, Osvaldo Massaglia, Umberto Mastroianni, Concetto Maugeri, Galliano Mazzon, Gianni Monnet, Bruno Munari, Achille Perilli, Armando Pizzinato, Enrico Prampolini, Mauro Reggiani, Antonio Sanfilippo, Atanasio Soldati, Ettore Sottsass Jr., Luigi Spazzapan, Giulio Turcato, Emilio Vedova, and Alberto Viani.
As of February 2022, OCLC locates one holding of this sheet in a North American library.
Book ID: 51866