Valerio Adami, ‘Invito al Crash!’, 1963, Phillips

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Signature: titled, inscribed and dated '"invito al crash" 21.4.63 PARiS' upper right corner; further signed, titled, inscribed and dated 'AdAMi INVITO AL CRASH! 21.4.63 PARIS' on the reverse

Amelia Valtolina, Valerio Adami 1956-1963 Gli anni a Milano (The Years in Milan), Milan, 2015, p. 165 (illustrated)

Galleria L'Attico, Rome
Studio Marconi, Milan
Private Collection, Milan
Phillips, New York, 13 May 2015, lot 35
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

About Valerio Adami

Valerio Adami is internationally recognized for his seductively rich, psychologically complex paintings, through which he wryly examines Western civilization and modern society. He draws heavily upon the visual idioms of Pop Art, with its cartoonish imagery, flatness, and eye-popping colors. Though they lack visual depth, Adami’s works are layered with meanings; he uses potent imagery to symbolize specific themes, painting a lake to represent the subconscious or a woman in a boat to refer to the passage of life.

Italian, b. 1935, Bologna, Italy, based in Paris, France