The delicate, lyrical sculptures of Italian sculptor, installation artist and poet Fausto Melotti (1901–1986) are elegantly presented in an extensively illustrated compact catalog accompanying the 2016 exhibition of this distinguished sculptor’s work at Hauser & Wirth. An important figure in the development of mid-century European modernism, Melotti’s 60-year career encompassed work in a variety of materials, including brass, steel, fabric and ceramics. He was educated in Florence, where he met noted artists such as Lucio Fontana and was part of the Abstraction-Creation movement, founded in Paris in 1931 by van Doesburg to champion non-figurative art. In 1935, Melotti exhibited in the first group show of abstract art. His sculptures are in collections as broad and extensive as the Walker Art Center, MN; MoMA, NY; and the Tate Modern plus many more. In 1986, Melotti’s work was exhibited at the 42nd Venice Biennale and awarded the Golden Lion. Essay by independent curator Douglas Fogle.
8 ¾ x 11 inches / 120 pp / 20 b&w and 45 color
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