Mark Lombardi is known for his highly detailed and conceptual narrative structures that map out the networks and shady connections between the worlds of finance and politics to document conspiracy, abuse of power and other fraudulent activity. This work outlines the relationship between Paul Helliwell’s banks and the off-shore financing of CIA covert operations as well as the laundering of profits for individuals involved in major organized crime. In March of 2000, at the height of his artistic career, Lombardi was found dead in his studio. His suicide shocked friends and family and sparked speculation that foul play was involved. Lombardi's untimely and mysterious death is the subject of a book by Patricia Goldstone.
–Courtesy of Wright
Signature: Titled to left edge and to verso 'Paul Helliwell - Castle B&T - Mercantile B&T 2nd Version'.
Pierogi Gallery, New York | Private Collection