Happy Birthday Enzo Cucchi!

Happy Birthday Enzo Cucchi! The Italian painter and sculptor was born on this day in 1950 in Morro d’Alba, near Ancona. Cucchi is known for his large-scale figurative works typically painted with brilliant colors in bold strokes. Exhibitions include a solo show at the Guggenheim Museum in New York (1986), Prima neve (2004), and Second Day at his gallery in Milan.

Reference: Monica Bohm-Duchen. “Cucchi, Enzo.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press. .

Occhi-lacrimosi, 2007, oil on canvas. Milan: Paolo Curti/Annamaria Gambuzzi, & Co.

Palla-Santa, 1980, charcoal and fixative on paper. New York: Museum of Modern Art, Contemporary European Drawings Fund, 71.1981, © 2013 Enzo Cucchi.

The Days Must Be Laid on the Ground, 1983, oil on canvas in two parts and painted metal. New York: Museum of Modern Art, Anne and Sid Bass Fund, 264.1984.a-c, © 2013 Enzo Cucchi.

Fontana d’Italia, 1993, bronze, granite, marble. Art Gallery of York University.

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