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Gianluca Costantini for Giuseppe Valarioti.

Support: Vinyl
Technique: Printing ink on acrylic
Diameter: 30 cm
Black frame in MDF: 33.6x33.6 cm
On the back: a QR-Code refers to the dedicated page on the daSud website
Year: 2022


In 1993 he published the first comic magazine Schizzo n ° 5 for the Andrea Pazienza Comic Center. In 1994 he began to collaborate with Il manifesto, Neural cyberpunk, the art magazine Museo Teo Art Fanzine and subsequently, among others, with Underground Comics Magazine Interzona, Alter Vox Magazine, Stripburger (Slovenia) and Garabattage (Spain). In 2009 he published Elettra Stamboulis's "The turtle tamer of Istanbul". He has exhibited in numerous European galleries. He collaborates with Ai Weiwei.

His latest books are "Faithful to the Line" and "Libya".

He teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts of Bologna, Macerata and Ravenna.


Rosarno, 1st March 1950 - Nicotera, 11th June 1980

Giuseppe, a young man like many others, the son of farmers in the Gioia Tauro plain, grew up looking at the injustices affecting the peasants forced to submit to the yoke of the 'Ndrangheta. Militant and leader of the PCI, he continues his studies at the University of Messina, the teaching of history and philosophy at the high school of Rosarno and the study of Magna Graecia and the ancient city of Medma. In 1980 he worked on the provincial and regional offices for the election of his friend Peppino Lavorato. The rallies alternate between burnt cars and threats and culminate in an unexpected victory, torn apart by two deadly shots. His is the first political murder of the 'Ndrangheta in Calabria. Peppe wanted to speak to the young people. This is why he always said: “If we don't do it, who has to do it?”.

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Gianluca Costantini

Item #P74900

  • In condition as donated.

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