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The exhibition surveys the art of the American artist Adolph Gottlieb (1903-1974): from his initial paintings of Surrealist influence, to his expressionist and abstract works. The popularity of Gottlieb derives from his invention of a visual language more basic and universal than written language, purged of symbols with historical precedents. His Pictographs are images of what appear to be archaic symbols in irregular grids; his Bursts and Landscapes are symbols of cosmic and universal, as well as uniquely aesthetic value. The show includes sketchbooks, prints and sculptures. This exhibition, organized in partnership with the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, New York, and the American Contemporary Art Gallery, Munich is the first retrospective exhibition of Gottlieb’s art to be presented in Italy.

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Adolph Gottlieb
Kuratoren: Philip Rylands, Luca Massimo Barbero