Rossano B Maniscalchi, ‘Soul on Wheels’, ca. 1993, Screaming Abdabs Gallery

‘Soul on Wheels’ is a monochrome fine art photograph that personifies the Herculean physique of masculine perfection. This is a portrait of a perfectly formed man who exudes control, balance, purety and deference to inhibition. He is an Adonis, as natural as the elements that surround him. The deep tones of his lustrous skin gracefully undulate like the sea over the contours of his consummate anatomy. His composure is as calm as the clear sky above. His shadow is cast behind him on the coarse texture of the sand and seashells, which form a textured contrast to this supremely serene scene. The innovation of the wheel succinctly manifests man’s intellectual supremacy over any other living entity. This portrait uses two refined wheels as a pictorial metaphor to illustrate this intrinsic acuity. The implication of this portrait is sublime in its simplicity.

‘Soul on Wheels’ is a limited edition contemporary photograph created by the acclaimed Italian photographer Rossano B Maniscalchi. This photograph is an artistic study offered in 10 limited editions, for sale exclusively by the ‘Screaming Abdabs Gallery’. The print quality is a minimum 300 dpi in four colour CMYK. Printed onto Canson Fine Art Cotton Paper, guaranteed 100 years to resist damage caused by UV light. Size of photographic print 41 x 60 cm. Orientation of print is landscape. Mounted into a white compressed board frame to a depth of 15 cm, giving a total framed size of 71 x 90 cm and sealed in a clear laminate pocket to protect both the frame and the photographic print.

Signature: Signed by Rossano B Maniscalchi

25 March – 15 April 1993
Exhibition title: The Colour of Black and White
Istituto di Cultura (Italian Institute of Culture)
IIC Gallery, 425 Bush Street, 9410S San Francisco, California, USA

07 May – 07 July 1993
Exhibition title: Vision in Black and White
Tallahassee Mail Gallery
Florida, USA

05–28 May 1993
Exhibition title: The Colour of Black and White
Artemis Gallery Cultural Center
67 Commerce Street, 32320 Apalochiola, Florida, USA

30 September – 08 October 1993
Exhibition title: The Colour of Black and White
Galleria dell’Immagine DEA
Via degli Alfani No.4, Florence, Italy

15 October – 07 November 1993
Exhibition title: Vision
Le Moyne Art Foundation Gallery
125 N Gadsen Street, Tallahassee, Florida, USA

15 January – 15 February 1994
Exhibition title: World Isn’t Fantasy?
The Nautilus Foundation Gallery
Lloyd Creek Road, Lloyd, Florida, USA

05 March 1994
Exhibition title: Body and Soul
Florida States University Exhibition
Florida, USA

23–26 October 1994
Exhibition title: Body and Soul
Hotel Villa La Massa (best Renaissance in Florence)
50012 Candeli, Florence, Italy

20–27 February 1995
Exhibition title: Reflection and Passion in the World of Fashion
The Italian Institute of Culture (Italian Embassy)
Italian Embassy, Oakhill Djurgarden, 11521 Stockholm, Sweden

20 January – 23 September 1995
Exhibition title: Mostra Collettiva Internazionale di Artisti Contemporanei
Collective exhibition of International Artists Modern Fine Art
Palazzo Cocchi Donato Serristori
Via dell’Anguillara 1, Florence, Italy

15–27 February 1995
Exhibition title: Sobbiliamo Le Immagine
Galleria dell’Immagine DEA
Mostra Collettiva, Via degli Alfani 4r, Florence, Italy

23 November – 06 December 1995
Exhibition title: Reflection and Passion in the World of Fashion
Munhwa Ilbo Gallery 68 Choongjung
c/o Ambasciata Italiana Seoul R01-ga, Joong-Kv, South Korea

01–15 March 1996
Exhibition title: Watch and Touch
Gallerie Reindl
c/o Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Austria, Speachbachrstrass 23, Innsbruck, Austria

8–31 May 1996
Exhibition title: Reflection and Passion in the World of Fashion
Italian Institute of Culture (Italian Embassy, Zagreb)
Italian Embassy, Preobranzeska 4/10000, Zagreb, Croatia

01–29 July 1996
Exhibition title: Forbidden Bodies
Grande Marvin Gallery – Modern Art Contemporanea
Via Guarini 4, 10123 Torino, Italy

21–27 May 1998
Exhibition title: Dreaming Fashion and Art in Corsica
Sous l’ègide de la Ville de Calvi
Dans les Alles Communales d’Exposition, Corsica

12–24 September 1998
Exhibition title: Vision in the World of Fashion and Art
International Department of the city of Olomoc
Hornì Nàmestì, Olomoc, Czech Republic

12 April – 16 May 1999
Exhibition title: Betrayed by Light
Prague Old Town Hall Gallery
Staromestskè Nàamesti 1, Praga 1, Czech Republic

23–26 September 1999
Exhibition title: Cinema e Ambiente (Cinema and Environment)
Exhibition title: L’immagine della scrittura (The Image of Writing)
Terra di Siena – nell’ambito della rassegna cinematografica
Cortile del Podestà, Palazzo Comunale di Siena, Sienna, Italy

28 February – 29 March 2002
Exhibition title: Second Thoughts
Hotel Praha Exhibition
Sisickà 20 Praha 6, Prague, Czech Republic

19–26 July 2002
Exhibition title: Second Thoughts
The Gerard Manley Hopkins Society
Main Venue: St. Paul’s Drogheda Street, Monasterevin Co. Kildare, Ireland

04 June – 31 July 2003
Exhibition title: No Small Distance
Casa Italiana Gallery Zerilli Marimò
New York University, 24 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011-8604, USA

18 June – 12 July 2003
Exhibition title: I Volti della Scrittura (The Faces of Scripture; Second Thoughts)
The Foundation of Stelline, (PEN CLUB) Italiano
Galleria del Refettorio Palazzo delle Stelline
Corso Magenta 61-Milano 20123, Italy

18 September – 28 October 2003
Exhibition title: 7x7 = 49 Art Cultura
Galleria Blau Palma
Foundation 1978 Calle Soledad 5, E.07001 Palma, Majorca, Spain

03–04 November 2003
Exhibition title: No Small Distance
A photographic exhibition and launch of corresponding book No Small Distance by Rossano B. Maniscalchi
(Curator Craig R. Stapleton, Ambassador of the United States of America)
Prague Writers Festival
Hilton Hotel Prague, The Grand Ballroom, Pobrezni 1, Prague 8, Czech Republic

02 October 1996 – 28 February 1997
Exhibition title: Reflection and Passion in the World of Fashion
Italian Institute of Culture (Italian Embassy, Prague)
Ambasciata Italiana a Praga, Sporkova 14, Prague, Czech Republic

02–28 March 1997
Exhibition title: Reflection and Passion in the World of Fashion
Italian Institute of Culture (Italian Embassy, Vienna)
Ambasciata Italiana di Vienna, Ungargasse 43, 1030 Vienna, Austria

04 April – 30 June 1997
Exhibition title: The Ordinary People of My Country Italy
Italian Institute of Culture
Sporkova 14, Prague 1, Czech Republic

20 October – 02 November 1997
Exhibition title: Dreaming Fashion and Art
Galleria Luigi Bellini
Palazzo Bellini, Lungarno Sederini 3, Florence, Italy

2 November – 18 December 1997
Exhibition title: Purety and Plasticity
Italian Institute of Culture (Italian Embassy, Bucharest)
Teatro Nazionale, Galleria Etaj 3-4, Bucharest, Romania

16 January – 02 February 1998
Exhibition title: Purety and Plasticity
National Museum of Art, Romania
P-TA Unirii 30, 3400 Cluj Napoca, Romania

10–30 January 2005
Exhibition title: Without Sound – Retrospective
Curator Vaclav Klaus of the Italian Embassy and President of Czech Republic
MIRO Gallery
Strahovskè Nadvori 1-132, Hradčany , Prague 1, Czech Republic

21–30 April 2006
Exhibition title: Piercing the Veil
Minimal Art Gallery
San Niccolò 5, Trieste, Italy

03–27 March 2007
Exhibition title: Concept Quo?!
World premier of the corresponding book Concept Quo?!
The Italian Institute of Culture Gallery
500–510 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, Canada

05–21 February 2008
Exhibition title: Concept Quo?!
The Italian Institute of Culture Gallery
Sporkova 14, Prague 1, Czech Republic

02–04 March 2008
Exhibition title: Concept Quo?!
Gallery G Modern Art
Dolni Namesti, 7 Olomouc, Czceh Republic

01–31 July 2009
Exhibition title: Do Not Enter
MANES Gallery
Masarykovo Nabrezi 250, Prague 1, 110 00, Czech Republic

02–22 October 2009
Exhibition title: All or Nothing
Bohemian National Hall Gallery
321 East 73rd Street, New York, NY 10021, USA

02–06 July 2011
Exhibition title: All or Nothing
Celebrating 150 years of a united Italy
The Italian Institute of Culture Gallery
Sporkova 14, Prague 1, Czech Republic

02–06 November 2011
Exhibition title: All or Nothing
Biennale of Venice 54th International Art Exhibition
Celebrating 150 years of a united Italy. Curator Vittorio Sgarbi
La Biennale di Venezia
Ca’ Giustinian, San Marco 1366/a 30124, Venezia, Italy

27 June – 30 November 2012
Exhibition title: All or Nothing
Villa Olmi Resort Gallery
Via degli Olmi 4/8, Bagno a Ripoli 50012, Florence, Italy

Without Sound, 248 pages, first published 2005 ISBN 80-239-4306-5
Face it, 200 pages, first published 2013 ISBN 978-80-260-4444-4

A Certificate of Provenance will be issued by Screaming Abdabs Gallery, signed by Rossano B Maniscalchi, dated and the Limited Edition number will be confirmed.

About Rossano B Maniscalchi

Italian, b. 1962, Firenze, Italy, based in Italy & USA

Exhibition Highlights

2016
Castello di Sammizzano, 
Florence, Italy,
Rossano B Maniscalchi
2015
Palazzo Capponi, 
Florence, Italy,
Beyond
2012
Villa Olmi Resort Gallery, 
Florence, Italy,
All or Nothing
2011
Italian Cultural Institute, 
Prague-Prague 1, Czechia,
All or Nothing
2011
Biennale of Venice 54th International Art Exhibition, 
Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy,
All or Nothing

Solo Shows

2016
Castello di Sammizzano, 
Florence, Italy,
Rossano B Maniscalchi
2015
Palazzo Capponi, 
Florence, Italy,
Beyond
2012
Villa Olmi Resort Gallery, 
Florence, Italy,
All or Nothing
2011
Italian Cultural Institute, 
Prague-Prague 1, Czechia,
All or Nothing
2011
Biennale of Venice 54th International Art Exhibition, 
Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy,
All or Nothing
2009
Bohemian National Hall Gallery, 
New York, NY, United States,
All or Nothing
2009
MANES Gallery, 
Prague-Prague 1, Czechia,
Do Not Enter
2008
Gallery G Modern Art, 
Olomouc, Czechia,
Concept Quo?!
2008
Italian Cultural Institute, 
Prague-Prague 1, Czechia,
Concept Quo?!
2007
Italian Cultural Institute, 
Vancouver, BC, Canada,
Concept Quo?!
2006
Minimal Art Gallery, 
Trieste, Italy,
Piercing the Veil
2005
MIRO Gallery, 
Prague-Prague 1, Czechia,
Without Sound – Retrospective
2005
Palazzo Covoni Gallery, 
Florence, Italy,
Without Sound Celebrity Portraits
2005
International Photographer’s Festival Gallery Sala Giubileo, 
Trieste, Italy,
Without Sound Celebrity Portraits
2004
Italian Cultural Institute, 
Kraków, Poland,
My Europe: European Writer’s and Poet’s
View Artist's CV