1960s Original Color Etching on Paper 21.75"x25.75" framed, 7.5"x11.25" image area, 11"x14.25" paper size unframed
Edition of 223. Unsigned with accompanying text by Jean Lescure. Framed in a restored vintage wood frame with muted gold finish and pewter highlights using museum-style archival matting behind conservation clear glass. Good vintage condition.
From the estate of Edyth and Phillip Bassett.
Giosetta Fioroni was born in 1932 in Rome, and is emblematic of the impact of American Pop art on Italian artists during the mid-century. In 1964, Pop art swept the Venice Biennale, with artists such as Claes Oldenburg, Jasper Johns, and Robert Rauschenberg coming into European prominence. Fioroni was greatly influenced by this aesthetic and conceptual reflection on modernity, incorporating similar tactics of photo transfer, collage, and re-use of images from pop culture in her work. She attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, where she soon became one of the few female members of the Scuola di Piazza del Popolo, a group of artists who emerged in the 1960s around the famous Galleria La Tartaruga. Other notable members of her cohort included Franco Angeli, Mario Schifano, Tano Festa, Francesco Lo Savio, Fabio Mauri and Giuseppe Uncini. Fioroni showed widely in prominent galleries across Italy throughout the late 20th century, including the Venice Biennale in 1956, 1964, and 1993. In 2013, Fironi had her first North American solo show at The Drawing Center in New York entitled, Giosetta Fioroni: L’Argento. Her work is held in the collections of notable museums such as the Centre Pompidou of Paris, the Naples MADRE Museum, and the Moscow Museum of Modern Art.