Salvador Dalì and Alfredo Rapetti @ FENDI Casa

barbara | febbraio 28th, 2013 - 09:52

A Night of Art + Design at Fendi Casa

Featuring the paintings of world-famous Italian songwriter and artist, Alfredo Rapetti Mogol and the sculptures of Salvador Dalì


MIAMI : Galleria Ca D’oro in collaboration with Luxury Living, the exclusive retailer of Fendi Casa, presents A NIGHT OF ART + DESIGN, featuring the recent art work of Italian Grammy award winner songwriter and artist Alfredo Rapetti Mogol and the sculptures of Salvador Dali. The reception will be held at Fendi Casa located at 90 NE 39th Street Miami, FL 33137 this Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 7pm-9pm.

Alfredo Rapetti Mogol, world-famous lyricist (winner of numerous Grammy Awards for his song lyrics) and one who has collaborated, also at intellectual level, with some of the greatest musicians, sees in his paintings a unification of words, image and music, his three greatest passions. The paintings become a visualisation of a mental and psychological process. Thanks to a special technique known as impuntura (stitching), the action of painting merges with the act of writing. His works are created on canvas and paper coated with a thick layer of cement, bitumen and acrylic, which acts as a three-dimensional material support for the scoring of marks, traces and graffiti.

The great surrealist artist, Dali, needs no introduction. For his iconic style and genius is famous worldwide. The Dali sculptures showcased in this exhibition have been displayed in famous cities such as London, Paris, Berlin, Singapore, Florence, New York, Shanghai and now, Miami. This is a rare and unique occasion to view an enthralling collection which attests to Dalí’s talent and his untamed imagination; it offers the general public a surreal and unique experience.

“I love collaborating with other organizations. We believe that art should be seen not only in museums and galleries, but also in spaces that engage in different activities, such as Fendi Casa. Alfred Rapetti Mogol is one of the artists discovered by Galleria Ca’d’Oro. We held his first solo show in our gallery in Rome in 2003 and now we introduce his work to Miami. This will be his first debut in the U.S.” says Gloria Porcella, curator and co-director of Galleria Ca’d’Oro | Miami.  “We are once again proud to discover great talent and happy to make Miami part of it. Alfredo Rapetti Mogol now forms part of the most important Italian Art collections.”

About Alfredo Rapetti Mogol:

Alfredo Rapetti Mogol was born in Milan in 1961 and his artistic education owed much to the family background, in which an air of music, literature and poetry had been breathed for generations. While still very young, Rapetti Mogol was introduced by his maternal grandfather, Alfredo De Pedrini, President of the Graphic Arts Association, into the artistic milieu of Milan. He conceived a passion for painting, with which he combined training at the Milan Cartoon School as well as publishing activities. He experimented with various styles of painting, resulting in an invitation in 1966 to join the studio of the artists Alessandro Algardi and Mario Arlati, and to share in their pictorial research. In the atelier in Via Nota, Rapetti worked intensely for four years, gradually coming to the conviction that he would have to unite his two greatest passions, writing and painting, positing them as visualisations of the mental and psychological process. With the aid of a special technique known as impuntura (stitching), the action of painting is fused with the act of writing, and the words begin to be marked not just on paper, but also on canvas.

The marks, signs, traces and graffiti of a creative and conscious humanity – Rapetti Mogol’s works follow the ideal path of pictorial script: – the more universal it is, the more breaks into splinters and challenges centuries of art history, from the historic Avant-garde to Conceptualism, by way of the Spatialist experiments of Lucio Fontana and the abstract writings of the 1950s

Once he had found a form of expression congenial to his poetic vision, there was no stopping him. A veritable explosion of exhibitions, both solo and collective, have been held since the late 1990s and the artist, as indefatigable as his work, constantly flits between Italy and the rest of the world – universal, indeed. His most notable exhibitions were held at the Museo della Permanente, Milan, 2002, the Salon d’Automne Paris, Espace Charenton in November 2004, the Mars Contemporary Art Gallery, Moscow, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, the Riga Foreign Art Museumand the Grand Palais, Paris, with the show “Comparaisons”. Among solo shows worth mentioning were those at the Galleria Cà d’Oro in Roma, 2003, the KPMG Foundation of Berlin, in the same year, the Galleria Maretti Arte Monaco in Montecarlo and Villa Olmo, Como, in 2004, L’Albergo delle Povere di Palermo, in 2005, and in the following year at the Certosa di San Lorenzo, Padula, Salerno. In 2009, 80 of his works were exhibited at the Palazzo della Ragione, Mantua. In 2010, under the aegis of the De Chirico Foundation, he exhibited in three prestigious US museums and universities, including New York University and the Santa Monica Sculpture Gallery, and he held a one-man-show at the Mudima Foundation in Milan.

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