Mario Schifano – Studio per K Sogno Di F.L.S.
Dimensions: 38.75 x 27.25″ framed / 37 x 26″ unframed
Medium: pencil watercolor on paper
Mario Schifano (1934-1998) is sometimes referred to as ‘Italy’s Andy Warhol’, though the moniker tends to narrow the focus onto his Pop art. The truth is it is difficult to define Schifano by any one movement. Schifano led a colorful life, and his social circle included Cy Twombly, the French film-maker, Jean-Luc Godard and members of the Rolling Stones. (In the late 1960s, Marianne Faithfull left her then-boyfriend, Mick Jagger, for him.) In recent years, he has been the subject of a major retrospective at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome, and had works included in The World Goes Pop, a 2015 exhibition at Tate Modern of Pop art from around the globe.
The market for Schifano’s work has also been on a marked rise, and his auction record has been broken three times since November 2015.