Enzo Cucchi, ‘Lire’, 2001, Skinner

Image/Sheet Size: 31.75 x 24.625 in. (80.5 x 62.5 cm), unmatted, unframed.

Signature: Signed "E. Cucchi" in pencil l.c., numbered "98/100" in pencil l.l.

About Enzo Cucchi

As one of the pioneers of the Transavanguardia—Italy’s answer to Neo-expressionism—Enzo Cucchi is known for his revival of figurative drawing and symbolism. Working in large scale, Cucchi’s textured surfaces and instinctual charcoal lines can resemble cave paintings, and indeed much of his imagery includes primitive tools, livestock, flames, and eyes. Like his fellow Transavanguardians Francesco Clemente and Sandro Chia, Cucchi’s earth tone compositions are infused with violence. The confidence in gesture and colors lend his tableaux immediacy and drama.

Italian, b. 1949, Morro d'Alba, Ancona, Italy, based in Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

Group Shows

Museum am Dom, 
Würzburg, Germany,
Der heilige Augenblick. Il Santo Momento
Museum of Modern Art, 
New York, NY, USA,
An International Survey of Recent Painting and Scultpure
The Tate Gallery, 
London, UK,
New Art at the Tate Gallery