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Mario Schifano (Libya 1934- Rome 1998) was an artist among the main exponents of Italian and European pop art. After a first solo show at  "La Tartaruga '' gallery in Rome, in 1962 he arrived in NY and entered Andy Warhol's Factory and joined social life. He experiments with new painting techniques and in his works starting from the 1970s he perceives the influence of American new realism artists, in particular Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns. After the series of Propagande, a series dedicated to advertising brands from the Eighties, Schifano returns to painting in an important way, a painting that represents the artist's awareness of his very  own nature.

The paintings of these years often refer to landscapes, warm colors that introduce and connect land and sky, isolated oaks and bicycles between fields.


Some of the past exhibitions​: 

  • (2017) Fornaciai Art Gallery, Firenze

  • (2010) MACRO, Roma

  • (2009) Musée d’art moderne, Saint-Etienne 

  • (2008) Galleria Arte Moderna, Roma 

  • (2007) Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York 

  • (2005) Istituto italiano di cultura, Londra 


Permanently collected by: 

  • MoMA, NYC 

  • Mambo, Bologna

  • Macro, Museo di arte contemporanea, Roma


"Untitled", 1986, 
120 x 350  cm, enamel on canvas and frame

114 x 210 cm, 
enamel on canvas and frame

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