Pino Pascali

Italian, 1935–1968

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Pino Pascali

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Italian, 1935–1968

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Pino Pascali was associated with Postminimalism and the Italian Arte Povera movement. He used everyday, natural, and unorthodox materials in his work, including cans, steel wool, hay, and dirt. His "fake sculptures" appear to be solid structures but are actually shaped canvases whose forms suggest animals, plants, and landscapes, as in his 1966 work The Decapitation of Sculpture, which conjures a rhinoceros. He is best known for his "Weapons" series, re-creations of guns and cannons assembled from found materials and painted army green. His Pop art-inspired works were an important contribution to postwar art within his short lifetime.

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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 8 more
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Biography

Pino Pascali was associated with Postminimalism and the Italian Arte Povera movement. He used everyday, natural, and unorthodox materials in his work, including cans, steel wool, hay, and dirt. His "fake sculptures" appear to be solid structures but are actually shaped canvases whose forms suggest animals, plants, and landscapes, as in his 1966 work The Decapitation of Sculpture, which conjures a rhinoceros. He is best known for his "Weapons" series, re-creations of guns and cannons assembled from found materials and painted army green. His Pop art-inspired works were an important contribution to postwar art within his short lifetime.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma (MACRO)
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 8 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 1 more
Articles Featuring Pino Pascali
The Free-Spirited Amalfi Coast Weekend That Launched Arte Povera
Feb 26th, 2019
The Free-Spirited Amalfi Coast Weekend That Launched Arte Povera
Okwui Enwezor’s Venice Biennale Is an Unpleasant Experience—And That’s a Good Thing
May 7th, 2015
Okwui Enwezor’s Venice Biennale Is an Unpleasant Experience—And That’s a Good Thing
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