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Ezio Gribaudo

Ezio Gribaudo

Book Description: 

Ezio Gribaudo: The Man in the Middle of Modernism (Glitterati Inc., 2016) discusses Ezio Gribaudo, an Italian artist, art collector, and art publisher whose life and work took him to the very center of European modern art in the 20th century. His work has been shown internationally and is included in the permanent collections of many museums such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice,Italy, among others. This volume is a visual biography that presents the life of this celebrated art-lover through a collection of texts and pictures that include rarely seen images of Gribaudo's partners in art,including Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, Francis Bacon, Joan Miró, and Henry Moore. Documents, letters, and photographs round out this portrait of a man who was at once central to modernism and yet not a "known name" to the mainstream. A must-have for art historians and collectors of 20th-century modern art, this book gives an account of the cultural history around one of the few contemporary artists who had personal contact with the great names of art history as art publisher, collector, and friend.


Author Bio: 

Victoria Surliuga is Associate Professor of Italian studies at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. She has studied Comparative Literature at Mount Holyoke College and holds an M.A. from Brown University and a Ph.D. from Rutgers University. She is a scholar of modern and contemporary Italian art, Italian cinema, and contemporary Italian poetry, as well as a poet and a translator. Her publications include Ezio Gribaundo: My Pinocchio (2017) and Ezio Gribaundo: The man in the Middle of Modernism (2016). She has written five books of poems: apnea (2015, illustrated by Ezio Gribaundo), Plastica (2010), Forbici (2006, Francesco Varcasia Prize), Allergia alla notte (2000) and Risposte del silenzio (1994, City of Turin Prize). She is the recipient of The 1905 Fellowship from the Mount Holyoke College Alumnae Association and a CH Foundation grant to the Italian Program at TExas Tech University to curate the art exhibition Ezio Gribaundo's Theaters of Memory at the LHUCA in 2016.