"Senza Titolo" by Claudio Cintoli
"Untitled" by Claudio Cintoli.
Mixed media on paper
cm. 29 x 23
Autentication on artwork by brother Vittorio
Claudio Cintoli (Imola, 15 December 1935 - Rome, 28 March 1978) was an Italian artist, painter and set designer. He also turned his hand to the activities of experimental film director, video artist, performer and art critic.
His first solo exhibition was held in 1958 at the Palazzo comunale in Recanati. In the following years there were numerous trips to Europe, and in particular to Germany and England, and in 1963 he made his first animated films, which have now been lost.
In 1965 he moved to New York, where he established a fruitful collaboration with Lindberg Productions, creating numerous animated films.
Back in Rome in 1968, Cintoli presented his first performances at Fabio Sargentini's Galleria L'Attico. This resulted in his works Annodare, Chiodo fisso, Rimbalzare, Puntelliti and Colare colore. In 1973 his alter ego Marcanciel Stuprò was born, the name that he was to adopt for many of his future works.
The "Associazione AmicidiSean"—FriendsofSean Association—was founded to support Sean Hadfield and other people with his condition. Sean is a 24-year-old man who, at the age of 9, suffered an irreversible spinal cord injury, leaving him in a wheelchair. Due to the injury, he needs 24-hour care, which carries a high financial cost.
The objective of the association is to offer people with disabilities the highest quality of life possible with all the necessary care needed. The FriendsofSean Association also commits itself to giving a percentage of its funds raised to the Hospital Nacional de Paraplejicos de Toledo in Spain.