By Anne Leader

Mimmo Paladino was born on 18 December 1948 in Paduli near Benevento, where he went to art school. In the 1970s, Paladino came to be associated with the Transvanguardia movement (beyond the avant-garde) through his monochrome paintings. In the 1980s, he turned toward the figure and drew on a wide range of sources from ancient mythology, Christianity, Egyptian and Etruscan culture, and modernism.

Resource: Christopher Masters. “Paladino, Mimmo.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press,

Untitled, 1985, limestone, iron, encaustic, paint. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, purchase, Madeline Mohr Gift, 1986 (1986.8) © 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome

Notturno con Canto, 1999, oilstick on canvas, Private Collection. Courtesy Sperone Westwater

Untitled, 2002, Bronze, 3/3, purchase, gift of the International Friends of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, inv. 2004.53

Assediato, 1999, painted ceramic with steel base, Private Collection. Courtesy Sperone Westwater

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