Sculptor, conceptual artist, and stage designer Pino Pascali died in a motorcycle accident in Rome on 11 September 1968, less than a month shy of his thirty-third birthday. Pascali mounted his first solo exhibition at Galleria La Tartaruga in Rome in 1965 and participated in the first Arte Povera exhibitions of the late 1960s.
Reference: Matthew Gale. “Pascali, Pino.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press. .
Further reading: Pino Pascali – a Multitude of Soap Bubbles Which Explode from Time to Time. Final Works 1967-1968 by Martin Holman (2011)
La vedova blu, 1968, Acrylic on wood structure.
Trap, steel wool, 1968, London: Tate Modern
Levatoio, 1968, image: Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
Cannone Semovente (Gun), 1965, wood, scrap metal and wheels