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Copyright 2001 Francesco Clemente
 Clemente, Francesco (1952 - )
Italy

Portrait of David Salle, 1981

Fresco on fibreglass board;
210 x 129.5 cm
Transvanguardia

UID 102-116



Biography

Italian painter. In 1970, studied Architecture at the Universitá degli Studi "La Sapienza" and acquired a studio where he produced drawings based on his childhood memories and dreams. Boetti, Beuys and Twombly were some of his early influences. In 1971, he exhibited his first collages at the Giulia Gallery, in Rome, and in the years that followed his frequent trips to India were the main source of his inspiration. In the mid-70s, he turned against formalism and Conceptual Art. His first large scale oil paintings were produced during a stay in New York (1981-82) and later presented at the Whitechapel Gallery in London and in Stockholm. He took part in Documenta 7 in Kassel and, in 1984, produced works in collaboration with the painters Jean Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol. His paintings combine abstract forms with figurative elements making him, along with Chia and Cucchi one of the major representatives of Italian Transavanguardia.



Exhibitions

Francesco Clemente Pinturas Affresco
Caixa des Pensiones, Spain
01-01-1987 ~ 31-12-1987

Grande Escala - Colecção Berardo
Centro das Artes Casa das Mudas, Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
09-10-2004 ~ 18-03-2005

Uma Escolha numa Colecção Particular
Galeria Valentim de Carvalho, Portugal
08-07-1993 ~ 28-07-1993

Territórios Singulares na Colecção Berardo
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
22-10-2002 ~ 28-02-2003

Sedução Cinema & Pintura
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
27-06-2006 ~ 31-01-2007


Bibliography

Colecção Berardo Collection 1917-1999, 2000
Published by CCB - Centro Cultural de Belém
ISBN 972817652X

Francesco Clemente Pinturas Affresco, 1987
Published by Caixa des Pensiones

Grande Escala - The Berardo Collection, 2004
Published by Centro das Artes - Casa das Mudas
ISBN 972890200X

Sedução Cinema & Pintura, 2006
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 9729903034

Sotheby's, Contemporary Art including Property from the Charlotte Moorman Estate, London, Thursday 24th June 1993, lot 68, 1993
Published by Sotheby´s

Territórios Singulares na Colecção Berardo, 2002
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 972974288X

The Berardo Collection – Sintra Museum of Modern Art, 1996
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 9729739105







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