Italian Futurism now at the Guggenheim Museum, NYC
Caught the new Italian Futurism exhibit at the Guggenheim and there’s lots to discover and learn about the complex movement and it’s founders.
The whole exhibit is massive, encompassing most of the main floors in the spiral tower, a perfect setting for the bold geometry and striking lines of the artworks of the time including fashion, paintings, design, film, music, architecture and sculpture. There are the classics of course, like Ivo Pannaggi’s Speeding Train, which are thrilling to see in person, but also works I had never seen before including pioneering work Depero did for Campari liquor (see his “Campari Advertising Man” from 1926 above), some surprisingly serene airplane inspired pieces by Trullio Crali and perhaps less celebrated, but still boldly graphic Fascism propaganda pieces.
Italian Futurism is open now until September 21st. Get more info here.