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LORENZO MATTOTTI COVERS FOR THE NEW YORKER

Date:

02/06/2018


LORENZO MATTOTTI  COVERS FOR THE NEW YORKER

Twenty years of collaboration, illustrations on current events created at lightning speed, little glitches to solve, curious coincidences, sudden inspirations... all this can happen when one of the most renowned magazines in the world meets an amazing artist like Mattotti. In the prestigious headquarters of the Italian Cultural Institute of New York, as well as in the catalogue published by #logosedizioni, we will finally be able to take a close look at the results of this prolific artistic synergy.

Curated by Melania Gazzotti, the exhibition Lorenzo Mattotti. Covers for The New Yorker collects for the first time the original pastels created by the author for 32 of the magazine’s covers, along with numerous unpublished preparatory sketches and a selection of his illustrations for articles on fashion, culture, and current affairs. A breath-taking travel through Mattotti’s pasty and enfolding colors, which imbue the scenes with light and depth and show the great versatility of the artist, as well as his startling talent in finding innovative solutions for a wide range of topics.

“I can always count on him”, writes The New Yorker’s art editor Françoise Mouly in the introduction of the catalogue, disclosing the background stories of her twenty-year collaboration with Mattotti.

Besides celebrating the best known and loved Italian illustrator, the exhibition and the catalogue aim at showing how a cover for a major magazine is born, revealing curious anecdotes on the creation of the works and highlighting the artist’s creative process, as well as his constant dialogue with the magazine’s art editor. Such dialogue between Mattotti and Françoise Mouly will take place in front of the audience on the occasion of the exhibition opening.

The exhibition will be on view until March, 8 2018.

Monday through Friday, 10am to 5pm.

Information

Date: DA Tuesday, February 06, 2018 a Thursday, March 08, 2018

Time: From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm

Organized by : ICI

In collaboration with : The New Yorker

Entrance : Free


Location:

Italian Cultural Institute of New York

1746