"Untitled" by Riccardo Licata
"Untitled" by Riccardo Licata.
- Colored serigraph
- Dimensions: 70x50 cm
- Year: 1994
- Print number: 5/60
- Dry stamp Grassetti,Venezia
- Artist's signature bottom right
Licata took part with a large mosaic in the Venice Biennale of 1952. In 1953 he displayed at the Triennale in Milan and won the First Prize for Engraving at the Biennale dei Giovani in Gorizia. The following year, in 1954, he exhibited again at the Biennale in Venice.
In 1955 he was invited to the Biennale in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and won the First Prize for Painting at the Biennale dei Giovani in Gorizia.
In 1956 he exhibited at the Quadriennale in Rome, presented a gallery of his own for his engravings at the Biennale in Venice, and also won the First Prize from the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa.
He settled in Paris in 1957 (while making frequent and regular work trips to Venice, where he has always maintained a home-studio) and started frequenting the studios of Stanley Hayter, Johnny Friedlaender and Henri Goetz, as well as artists and critics such as Matta, Brauner, Huntertwasser, Lebel, Jouffroy and the Italians Tancredi and Mondino.
He has made large public mosaics in cities in France and Italy including Genoa (Palazzo dei Lavori Pubblici), Bourgoin Jailleu, Sault les Rethel, Lille (University), Perpignan, Monza, Dozza (Fresco), and Reggio Emilia (Camera del Lavoro).
His works can be found in the museums of modern art in Venice, Milan, Mulhouse, Alessandria, Rome, Turin, Warsaw, Sao Paulo, Vienna, New York, Stockholm, Florence, Stuttgart, and elsewhere.
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