Tonino Caputo - Manhattan - 2 litografie

Tonino Caputo - Manhattan - 2 litografie
Lithografie - Handgesigneerd

2 beautiful colour lithographs by Tonino Caputo on heavy Fabriano paper, with full original signature in pencil by the master.
Limited edition - artist’s proofs.

Caputo is a master of the urban architecture painting, also called “new metaphysical artist”.
Her works are present in important private collections and in museums.

Tonino Caputo (Lecce 1933).

In 1952 he enrolled in the Faculty of Architecture in Rome. His first group exhibition dates back to 1956, so he started his five-year research in the field of Informalism. In 1958 he participated in a group exhibition in Rome with Mimmo Rotella, Carla Accardi, Corrado Cagli, Giandomenico Gnoli, Gastone Novelli... He met and became friend of Piero Manzoni. After 1963-1965 he was active in Paris. In 1965 he participated in the IX° Rome Quadrennial and after 1966-1968 he started with the activity of set designer, beginning with the theatre and the cinema of Carmelo Bene, of whom he will be a friend and close collaborator. He created the sets of Our Lady of the Turks and “Capricci” and all the posters of Bene’s theatre shows of this period. From 1970 to 1973 Caputo made several trips to Eastern Europe countries. In 1972 he participated in the Venice Biennale (theatre section) with the sets for the drama “Egloga” by Franco Cuomo and Maricla Boggio. In 1974 he contributed to the Treccani encyclopedia as coordinator of the vocabulary image. In 1977-1979 he was in Australia. Between 1983 and 1984 he made two altarpieces for the church of Quercia di Aulla (Massa-Carrara). In 1983 he was in Sweden (1983) and after 1984 he went back and forth between Rome and New York. In 1992 Caputo was in the British magazine Art and Design among the fifty most important Italian artists of the second half of the 19th century. His works are kept in private and public collections in Italy, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, England, Sweden, Denmark, Israel, United States, Argentina and Australia. Fortunato Bellonzi called Tonino Caputo the “new metaphysical artist” for his desolate urban views, especially about New York.

Tonino Caputo
Titel van kunstwerk
Manhattan - 2 litografie
70×100 cm
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