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    Sale 2836

    Two in One; Contemporary Art from Witte de With & de Appel

    20 May 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 39

    Francesco Vezzoli (ITALIAN, B. 1971)

    Poster for a Remake of Gore Vidal's Caligula

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    Francesco Vezzoli (ITALIAN, B. 1971)
    Poster for a Remake of Gore Vidal's Caligula
    signed and numbered '2/6' (lower right)
    silkscreen on paper
    140 x 100 cm.
    Executed in 2005. This work is number two from an edition of six.

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    Francesco Vezzoli lives and works in Milan. His work is influenced by the era of 'glamour cinema' and its sacrosanct divas, as well as popular 'soap culture' and the works of Sigmund Freud and Pier Paulo Pasolini. In 2006 Vezzoli's work was shown at Witte de With as part of the group exhibition Satellite of Love, in association with the TENT Center for Visual Arts and the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). Vezzoli has had solo shows in several major venues including Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Turin; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Museu Serralves, Porto; Fondazione Prada, Milan and Le Consortium, Dijon. His works have also been included in several biennials such as the 2006 Whitney Biennial, the 49th and 51st Venice Biennials, the 26th So Paulo Biennial; the 6th International Istanbul Biennial; and in group shows at Whitechapel Art Gallery, London; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia; Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam; Tate Liverpool; and the Migros Museum, Zürich.

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