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Carol Rama

Carol Rama was an Italian Postwar & Contemporary artist who was born in 1918. Daughter of a small entrepreneur who also produced bicycles, the self-taught Carol Rama began painting in her early teens. Following painful family episodes, including the psychiatric treatment of the mother and the probable suicide of the father, his art becomes a way to exorcise inner suffering and fears. Among his friends he includes Felice Casorati, Edoardo Sanguineti and Corrado Levi, and he meets Pablo Picasso, Man Ray, and Andy Warhol.

The works of Rama, stretching over seven decades (1936–2006), constitute an anti-archive allowing a reconstruction of the avant-garde movements of the twentieth century, whose nonconformist and transgressive work emerges in the cultural and artistic sphere of Turin in the 1930s and 1940s to cross the entire century with passion and vitality.

“I had no master painters, the sense of sin is my teacher. Sin is a transgression of thought ” -Carol Rama


"Untitled" (1962), Oil on canvas, 445 x 270 cm
Installation view

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