Francesco Clemente. Francesco Clemente, Michael Auping.
Francesco Clemente
Francesco Clemente
Francesco Clemente
Francesco Clemente
Francesco Clemente

Francesco Clemente

New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1985. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher’s pink cloth, spine stamped gray, original illustrated dust jacket.

Exhibition catalog for a retrospective of contemporary Italian artist Clemente’s work (October 9, 1985 - March 29, 1987), with essays by Auping, long-time chief curator of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and author Francesco Pellizzi, in collaboration with noted Swiss art historian and curator Jean-Christophe Ammann. Clemente was a central figure in the Italian Transavanguardia (Neo-Expressionist) movement of the 1980s. With a deep affinity for non-Western cultures, and having spent a significant part of his life living in India, he takes “inspiration from the Tantra traditions of India and Tibet," seeking “a more intimate way to explore themes of identity and sexuality” (Mary Boone Gallery). Clemente’s “oeuvre is a mirror for the transient and ephemeral nature of experience; a kind of memento mori in process” (Auping). Illustrated throughout with color plates, including a series of images created specifically for this catalog; with captions and exhibition checklist, list of exhibits, and selected bibliography. Unclipped dust jacket. Near fine. Item #3936

$75.00

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