27 January 2003
CARLO ZINELLI (1916-1974)
Un colpo di canone
signed 'Carlo' (17 times throughout) and stamped '9 MAR 1967' (lower left of the recto)
double-sided: tempera on paper
27¼ x 19½ in. (69 x 49 cm.)
Painted March 1967.
Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York
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Verona, Museo di Castelvecchio, Carlo: tempere, collages, sculture (1957-1974), June-November 1992, p. 218-219 (illustrated in color).
Tokyo, Ginza Artspace, Carlo 1916-1974, April-May 1995.
Institutionalized after traumatic experiences that he suffered during World War II, Carlo Zinelli began making gouaches in 1957. Their subjects are repeated images of bulbous figures, birds and horses, rendered in flat, hieroglyphic-like silhouettes that generally cover both sides of the sheet.
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