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The Prize

"Untitled" by Eugenio Carmi - 1991.

Etching Aquatint on handmade paper
Dimensions: 48 x 34 cm
Year: 1994
Print run: 150 copies

Eugenio Carmi was an Italian painter and sculptor. He is considered to have been one of the main exponents of abstractionism in Italy.

In the early 1950s, Carmi abandoned the informal style and adopted a geometric rigor in his works. His works often used factory materials such as welded steel and iron. Between 1958 and 1965 the artist collaborated with the steel company Italsider (later Ilva) and was responsible for its brand image.

In 1963 he founded the collective Galleria del Deposito with Flavio Costantini and Emanuele Luzzati. A close friend of Umberto Eco, he collaborated with him on several projects. 

In 1966 Carmi was invited to display his works at the Biennale di Venezia.

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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