Franco Angeli: A Selection of Artworks from Important European Collections
Franco Angeli (b. 1935, d. 1988 in Rome, Italy).
Angeli began working in art in the mid-1950s as a reaction to the devastation of WWII and as a platform to expose his leftist/communistic views. One of the most significant Italian artists of his generation and one of the main characters of the Roman art scene, Angeli’s work references socio-political issues with minimalist aesthetics that typify Italian artistic heritage taken from the eternal, urban Roman landscape. His aesthetic and attention to social politics identifies with Arte Povera members such as Lucio Fontana, Jannis Kounellis and Piero Manzoni.… More
Ronchini Gallery and the Franco Angeli Archive are proud to present the first UK solo exhibition of works by the world-renowned Italian artist Franco Angeli, bringing together some of his most important pieces from the 1960’s for this first time. For the occasion, the Franco Angeli Archive will present the first monograph by Luca Massimo Barbero, with a text by Laura Cherubini. The book will feature more than one hundred artworks and unpublished photographs, documenting his astounding career thirty years after his death