The first general catalogue of the works of Fausto Pirandello, the 'prince of grey'. The complex and fascinating artistic physiognomy of a painter of undoubted class and a unique ability to remain free of any label or classification.
Claudia Gian Ferrari and Fabrizio d’Amico have curated the cataloguing of the works of Fausto Pirandello, regarded today as one of the finest painters of 20th-century Italy. A brilliant interpreter of an existential form of realism which has a possible European equivalent in the work of Lucian Freud. Catalogued and certified by the Association for the protection and promotion of the person and works of Fausto Pirandello, more than 650 paintings represent the artist’s entire career: the symbolist style of his early works, his magical realism, the surrealism of his time in Paris, the unreality of the Roman period between the two wars, the realism of wartime, and the ‘concrete abstract’ style of the last 30 years.