To mark the 100th anniversary of his birth, an original exhibition - much of which is unpublished - about the artist's output in America during the 1950's. Organized with the Afro Archive in Rome.
The exhibition, has been organized with the Afro Archive in Rome, it centers on Afro’s output during his years in America. His works were executed during a period which he considered to be very prolific, when he – along with other young Italian artists, such as Cagli, Guttuso, Morlotti and Pizzicato – began to collaborate with the Catherine Viviano Gallery in New York. The exhibition presents a selection of about 30 works, some of which are very large, lent by American collections or others which have been sold recently and left the Afro Archive. Most of the works on display had never been exhibited in Italy before. This exhibition provides insign on the artist’s relationship with the US of the time that reinforced his attraction to abstract art and helped to make the artist famous overseas, then and now. The catalogue contains an introduction by the curator and other articles about the activities of the Viviano Gallery, Afro’s relationships with other American artists and, more generally, the relationship of Italian artists with tha US. A series of detailed tables (referring also to works which are not in the exhibition but which are relevant to the same period) contain much unpublished material.