Alberto Burri

1915, Citta di Castello, Italy – 1995, Nice, France


White S – 64, 1964

Mixed media on Masonite, 38 x 92 cm

Acquisition: Donation, 1966

Reference: 01078


Burri’s arrangement with the National Committee for Fine Arts in Rome, and especially good relations with gallery owner and painter Mario Penelope, concluded in receiving Buri’s painting. Onward communication with the artist was continued via mail.


Alberto Burri (12 March 1915 – 13 February 1995) was an Italian visual artist, painter, sculptor, and physician based in Città di Castello. He is associated with the matterism of the European informal art movement and described his style as a polymaterialist. He had connections with Lucio Fontana’s spatialism and, with Antoni Tàpies, an influence on the revival of the art of post-war assembly in America (Robert Rauschenberg) as in Europe.

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1933, Modena, Italy


Italian Landscape 2, 1975

Color photography on paper, 24 x 36cm

Edition: inscribed b.l. Italian Landscape; b.r. Franco Fontana 75

Acquisition: Donation by the artist

Reference: 03080

1936, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina


Blue Painting 2, 1969

Oil on canvas, 138 x 200 cm

Acquisition: Donation

Reference: 01824



Radomir Damnjanović Damnjan (Serbian Cyrillic: Радомир Дамњановић Дамњан, Mostar, 10 December 1935) is a Serbian painter and conceptual artist. He lives and works in Milan and Belgrade. (…) Damnjan deals with painting, drawing, graphics, photography, film, video and performance. During the sixties, early in his career, Damnjan the painter symbolic, abstract and minimal features. Since the seventies he used to the new media – video, photography and performance, while the painting closer to its analytical stream. At the turn of the ninth decade of the last century, the theme turns Damnjan ‘still life’ and ‘(self)portraits’ which implements a floor or wall installations painted in the spirit of postmodern citation as ‘new pointillism’.

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1927, Rome, Italy – 2005, Perugia, Italy


Untitled 1, 1976

Silk-screen print on paper, 51 х 66 cm

Edition: 51/66; inscription b.l. 51/66, b.r. Piero Dorazio 1976

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: 02369



Piero Dorazio was an Italian painter. His work was related to color field painting, lyrical abstraction and other forms of abstract art.

Dorazio was born in Rome. His father was a civil servant, while his mother was interested in history and art. Dorazio attended Julius Caesar Lyceum (high school) in Rome. The family fled to their homeland province of Abruzzo in 1943. After the war, Dorazio worked briefly as a translator for the British Army and then studied architecture at the University of Rome.

He was influenced by futurists such as Gino Severini, Antonio Corpora, Enrico Prampolini, and Giacomo Balla, attracting him to painting. An aversion to their right-wing views pushed him to align instead with left-leaning artists like Renato Guttuso. Along with Pietro Consagra, Achille Perilli, and Giulio Turcato, he helped formulate a manifesto and establish a group of abstract artists in 1947 called Forma I. Although imbued with socialist leanings, the group did not follow the realist social commentary furthered by Guttuso but proposed to reclaim abstraction from Futurism. In 1947 Dorazio won a prize and a stipend from the French government to study at the École des Beaux-Arts of Paris.

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1932, Taranto, Italy – 2018, Rome, Italy


Cube, 1966

plastic, acrylic perspex, 40 x 38 x 38 cm

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: 01866

1918, Catanzaro, Italy – 2006, Milan, Italy 


The Great Lovers, 1972

Lithograph on paper, 48,5 х 66 cm

Inscription: b.r. Rotella /72; on the reverse: The great lovers Rotella

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: 02850



Domenico “Mimmo” Rotella (Catanzaro, 7 October 1918 – Milan, 8 January 2006) was an Italian artist considered an important figure in post-war European art. Best known for his works of décollage and psychogeographics, made from torn advertising posters. He was associated with the Ultra-Lettrists an offshoot of Lettrism and later was a member of the Nouveau Réalisme, founded in 1960 by the art critic Pierre Restany.

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1940, Padua, Italy


Macedonia, 1976

oil on canvas, 140 x 100 cm

Acquisition: Gift by the artist

Reference: 02351

1906, Udine, Italy – 1983, Padua, Italy


Seating Nude, 1954

Bronze, 30 х 18 х 20 cm

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: 00317


1906, Florence, Italy – 1998, Rome, Italy 


Composition 2, 1962

Oil on canvas, 97 х 130 cm

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: 00290

1914, Milan, Italy – 2002, Rome, Italy


Bronzeto 4/12 “Impronta Severa”, 1952

Bronze, 11 x 11 x 2,5 cm

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: 00316