Enzo Cucchi. Cinquant’anni di grafica d’artista. Fifty Years of Art Graphics
edited by Alessandro Cucchi, Nicoletta Ossanna Cavadini (with essays by the editors, Mario Botta and Brunella Antomarini; fully illustrated)
Edizioni NERO, Rome, 2017
24 x 24 cm, pp. 296
CHF 30.- / Euro 30
Enzo Cucchi, the most visionary of the Transavanguardia artists, has always displayed particular care and passion for graphic design and the book-catalogue as object.
The exhibition presents for the first time the fundamental phases of Cucchi’s graphic research, from his early period in the seventies to the present, revealing his complex creative development, rich in ripensamenti, research, documents, and the surprising solutions adopted by the artist, such as very large and very small works. The formats follow inscrutable rules, faithful to the images they contain. Cucchi often combines different printing methods. Hand-written characters and inscriptions alternate with images of the heroes of the Marche countryside, animals, hills and houses concealed between the folds of the leporellos, the corners of the pages and flaps, charged with echoes from the land of his origin enriched by his experience as an artist of international calibre.