Alberto Burri (1915-1995) revolutionised the artistic vocabulary of the post-war art world. During the 1950s his celebration of humble materials such as sacking and tar created a new aesthetic, rich in expressive power, that was later to prove decisive for artists associated with the Arte Povera movement.
Despite his importance, this exhibition is the first major retrospective of the artist’s work to be held in the United Kingdom. It offers a comprehensive overview of Burri’s achievement through works spanning four decades: from rare, figurative pieces of the late 1940s to the ground-breaking abstract works for which he is best known.
13 January- 7 April 2012 > Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art
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United Artists of Italy
22 June – 4 September 2011
Photographic portraits of twentieth- century Italian artists such as de Chirico, Fontana, Burri and Kounellis by some of Italy’s leading photographers including Mario Giacomelli, Mimmo Jodice and Gianni Berengo Gardin.
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Jelly Baby sculptures displayed in London’s Marble Arch
The Jelly Baby sculpture will be displayed at Marble Arch until April 2011
A family of colourful jelly baby sculptures standing up to 10.5ft (3.2m) high is set to brighten up London’s West End.
Westminster Council has given the go-ahead for the unique art installation in central London’s Marble Arch.
The Jelly Baby Family is the work of sculptor Mauro Perucchetti.
From BBC News
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