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The Prize

“Untitled” by Bruno Cassinari.

Etching acquatint 
Dimensions: 53 x 39 cm
Print run: 69/70 
Dry stamp of Luigi De Tullio printer

Born in Piacenza in 1912, Cassinari was one of the leading exponents of the Corrente group, founded in 1938 with Treccani, Morlotti, Guttuso, Birolli and De Grada.

His art is of expressionist matrix, with Cubist influences. It is sometimes aggressive, with strong political and social messages, in contrast with the Italian Twentieth Century. He lived for a while in Antibes, during which time he was in direct contact with the work of Picasso and also knew Chagall, Matisse and Gide. He continued his work, utilizing a new compositional rigor of emotional intensity that also characterizes his first paintings.

Cassinari is popular with both the public and critics, so much that he lives his life traveling to exhibit his works in countless Italian cities, museums and galleries (Venice, Piacenza, Florence, Milan, Rome, Palermo, Turin, Brescia etc.) and foreign (Paris, Lausanne, New York, London, Monaco, Berlin, Caracas, Buenos Aires etc.); he has been the main feature of many major contemporary art exhibitions (Venice Biennale, Rome Quadrennial etc.) and has beenawarded several Prizes (Littoriali Prize, Bergamo Prize, Alessandria City Prize, Italian Painting Grand Prix etc.).

The Cause

Dottor Sorriso Onlus was founded in 1995 with the mission of making children's hospital stays more pleasant by giving them back their smile with Clown Therapy. Thanks to the support of private individuals, businesses and institutions, the foundation achieves its mission by having professional clowns carry out their work inside hospitals and rehabilitation centers, in strict collaboration with the medical professionals. The Dottor Sorriso clowns currently operate in 29 pediatric wards, 18 hospitals and 3 rehabilitation institutes, bringing smiles to more than 30,000 children every year, in 12 provinces all over Italy.

Dottor Sorriso Onlus was the first organization in Italy to even introduce Clown Therapy to rehabilitation institutes, to bring smiles and laughter to children affected by intellectual and motor disabilities. At the same time, over the years, the foundation has created a series of international projects in support of other organizations operating in difficult or emergency settings such as Macedonia, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Romania, India, Palestine and Burkina Faso.

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