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 Adami, Valerio (1935 - )
Italy

L´Ecrasement de la Balle contre la Raquette au Racquet Club of Chicago, 1975

Oil on canvas;
130 x 97 cm
Nouvelle Figuration

UID 102-2



Biography

Italian painter, draughtsman and printmaker. He settled in Paris in 1957 but divided his time between France and Italy. In later years his usual starting point was a photograph or several associated images, which he reworked, fragmented and presented in a schematic form using strong colours outlined in black lines. From 1968 to 1970 he favoured everyday themes, such as shop-windows, hotel rooms or bathrooms interiors of a clinical and disturbing cleanliness. In the early 1970s he turned to recent political events and to literary and philosophical themes for inspiration. In the mid 1970s he introduced mythological and metaphysical themes. Adami conceived of his painting as a synthesis of Western memory, a humanist quest infused with nostalgia. His most recent retrospective was held at the IVAM Centre Julio González, Valencia, in 1990.



Exhibitions

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

Colecção Berardo - Arte Pop & Ca.
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
19-04-2002 ~ 15-09-2002

Pop Art & Co. - The Berardo Collection - Sintra Museum of Modern Art (Gunma)
The Museum of Modern Art (Gunma), Japan
19-02-2005 ~ 27-03-2005

Pop Art & Co. - The Berardo Collection - Sintra Museum of Modern Art (Hiroshima)
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan
29-05-2005 ~ 10-07-2005

Pop Art & Co. - The Berardo Collection - Sintra Museum of Modern Art (Kochi)
The Museum of Art (Kochi), Japan
03-04-2005 ~ 22-05-2005

Pop Art & Co. - The Berardo Collection - Sintra Museum of Modern Art (Nagoya)
Nagoya City Art Museum, Japan
10-09-2005 ~ 30-10-2005

Pop Art & Co. - The Berardo Collection - Sintra Museum of Modern Art (Osaka)
Daimaru Museum, (Umeda, Osaka), Japan
19-01-2005 ~ 06-02-2005

Pop Art & Co. - The Berardo Collection - Sintra Museum of Modern Art (Sapporo)
Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art (Sapporo), Japan
26-07-2005 ~ 28-08-2005

Pop Art & Co. - The Berardo Collection - Sintra Museum of Modern Art (Tokyo)
The Bunkamura Museum of Art, Japan
06-11-2004 ~ 26-12-2004


Bibliography

Colecção Berardo - Art Pop & Ca., 2002
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 9729742873

Pop Art & Co. - The Berardo Collection - Sintra Museum of Modern Art, 2004
Published by TBS Television, INC.







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