Mario Schifano: 1960-67
Mario Schifano: 1960-67 explores the artist’s varied output in an attempt to penetrate the nucleus of his approach. The major ruptures of Schifano’s career played out to greatest effect throughout the decade of the 1960s, a period in which he also created his most compelling and ingeniously experimental works of art – paintings that employed a plethora of media and formats. By focusing on paintings from this decade, this catalogue explores a career that is at times aligned with, and other times stood at odds against, the European avant garde’s project at large. This illustrated catalogue includes an essay by Claire Gilman, curator of the Drawing Center, on the artist's engagement with the monochrome.