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The Prize

"Untitled" by Aligi Sassu.

Lithograph
Dimensions: 65 x 50cm
Sheet 65 x 50 cm | Plate 30 x 20 cm
Signature and numbering in pencil on front

Dry stamp Torcular (Milan)
Print number: 87/120

Aligi Sassu (Born 17 July 1912) was an Italian painter and sculptor.

Born in Milan in 1912, at the age of only sixteen he participated in his first Venice Biennale, on indication of Marinetti, who already considered it a promise of Italian art. At first it therefore gravitated around the group of futurists, not letting himself be influenced by his peers, but looking at Umberto Boccioni's experience, then signing in 1928 together with Bruno Munari the manifesto "Dynamism and muscle reform". From 1929 al 1933 started a cycle of works (five hundred) titled "Red Men": in these works the artist proposed reality by immersing it in a mythical atmosphere now far from both futurist experiences and the style of his contemporaries and in open contrast with the fascist regime that was raging in Italy.

The second fundamental period for Sassu 's painting began in 1964, year in which he moved to Mallorca. The numerous bullfighting and marine landscapes of this period were also created thanks to the help of a new pictorial medium, acrylic. Now considered at European level, Sassu 's paintings were exhibited in numerous international exhibitions and in the 1992 he completed a monumental mosaic at the European Parliament building in Brussels.

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