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Tancredi. A Retrospective

Until 13 March 2017
Peggy Guggenheim Collection |  Venice, Italy



With over 90 works, this much-anticipated retrospective marks the return to Venice of Tancredi Parmeggiani (Feltre 1927 – Rome 1964), one of the most original and prolific Italian painters of the second half of the 20th century.

Tancredi was the only artist, after Jackson Pollock, whom Peggy Guggenheim placed under contract, promoting his work, making it known to museums and collectors in the United States, and organizing shows.

Retracing the brief but meteoric trajectory of this great postwar painter, this exhibition reunites paintings donated by Peggy Guggenheim to major museums in the United States, beginning with rare youthful portraits and self-portraits and culminating with the dramatic collage-paintings from 1962-1963, including Hometown Diaries and Flowers 101% Painted by Me and by Others.

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Tancredi Parmeggiani, Untitled (Flowers 101% Painted by Me and Others No. 5), 1962. Matteo Lampertico, Milan.

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