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  • CLEMENTE, Francesco
    born 1952 Naples






    Italian painter



  • 1968 Acquaintance with Twombly in Rome, whose work made a great impression on him.

  • 1970 Began studying architecture in Rome.

  • 1971 Exhibited first collages at the Valle Giulia Gallery in Rome. Travels to India and Afghanistan, which he later revisited many times for longer periods. Elements of these foreign cultures appear in his paintings.

  • 1980 Visited New York. First solo-exhibition at the Sperone Westwater Gallery.

  • 1982 Installation of a studio in New York. Participation in documenta 7 in Kassel. Clemente's pictures combine abstract forms with figurative elements. Together with Chia and Cucchi, is one of the main representatives of the Italian Transavanguardia.

    WRITINGS: Francesco Clemente: Chi pinge figura, si non puo esser lei non la puo porre. Adyar 1980.- Crone, R. and G. Marsh (ed.): An Interview with Francesco Clemente New York 1987/Interview mit F.C. Cologne 1990

    MONOGRAPHS, CATALOGUES:
    Ammann, J.-C.: Francesco Clemente Bestiarium. Frankfurt-on-Main 1991.- Auping, M. (ed.): Francesco Clemente. The John and Marble Ringling Museum of Art, Sarsota (FL) et al. New York 1985 (cat.).- Cortez, D. et al (ed.): Francesco Clemente Pastelle 1973-83. Nationalgalerie, Berlin et al. Munich 1984 (cat.).- Francis, M. (ed.): Francesco Clemente Whitechapel Art Gallery, London et al. London 1983 (cat.).- Geldzahler, H. et al. (ed.): Francesco Clemente Affreschi. Pinturas al fresco. Fundacion Caja de Pensiones. Madrid 1987 (cat.).- Haenlein, C. (ed.): Francesco Clemente Bilder und Skulpturen. Kestner-Gesellschaft. Hanover 1984 (cat.).- Koepplin, D. (ed.): Francesco Clemente Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Basel et al. Zurich 1987 (cat.).- McGlure, M: Francesco Clemente Testa coda. New York, 1985.- Maenz, P. (ed.): Francesco Clemente "Il Viaggiatore Napoletano". Cologne 1982.- Percy, A. and R. Foye (ed.): Francesco Clemente Three Worlds. Philadelphia Museum et al. New York 1990 (cat.)





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