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.

Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2016
IMAGINE: New Imagery in Italian Art 1960-1969Peggy Guggenheim Collection
2015
An IntroductionFondazione Prada
2011
Fondazione Prada _ Ca’ Corner dell ReginaFondazione Prada
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Pellerossa, 1966

Tecnica Mista Contatto on Kodalit
7 1/10 × 9 3/10 in
18 × 23.6 cm
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New York, Perugia
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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.

Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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