Oil on canvas, cm. 26x45 Signature, title and date on verso on the canvas: -Piero Dorazio- / Stroke 1968; on the chassis: label Suzanne Bollag Galerie, Zürich, with n. K1860: label Marlborough Galleria d'Arte, Rome, n. R1417., 1968, cm.26x45

-Marlborough Art Gallery, Rome;
Galerie Suzanne Bollag, Zurich;
Private collection, Milan;
Private collection

---Marlborough Galleria d'Arte, Roma;
--Galerie Suzanne Bollag, Zurigo;
-Balla e Dorazio,Quello che ho imparato da Giacomo Balla,a cura di Giancarlo Carpi,
dal 20 Ottobre 2017 al 20 Gennaio 2018. Roma.

--Giorgio Crisafi, Marisa Volpi Orlandini, Dorazio, Alfieri Edizioni d'arte, Venezia, 1977, n. 983.
---Balla e Dorazio,Quello che ho imparato da Giacomo Balla,a cura di Giancarlo Carpi,
dal 20 Ottobre 2017 al 20 Gennaio 2018. Roma,pubblicato a colori pag.62.

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Born in Rome in 1927. After studies of architecture, the war is directed towards the abstract, and in 1946, he attended the Art Group of Social Perilli, Guerrini, Vespignani, Buratti, Muccini, until the drafting of his manifesto in 1947, and cooperates the first exhibitions of Form 1 with Consagra, Turcato, Accardi and Sanfilippo. He goes to Paris with Guerrini and thanks to the mediation of Severini, comes in contact with the French avant-garde. In '50 along with Perilli and Guerrini opened the gallery bookshop L'Age d'or to spread the abstract verb. Participated in his first Venice Biennale at the invitation of Prampolini in 1952. Foundation is born from the merger of the Origin of the Age d'or group of Ballocco Origin, Burri, Capogrossi and Colla. A year later, in America where he attended De Kooning, Rotkho, Pollock and Barney Newman, participating in the International Summer Seminar at Harvard University and holding a solo show at Wittenborn One-Wall Gallery in New York. He also meets Hans Richter, a friendship that will last a lifetime: the films on the abstract rhythms much influence his style, away from casual and even gestural Expressionism. Dorazio, in fact, relies on a transparent grid of color overlapping structures that go to reinvent the space-surface, a texture composed of lines in a horizontal, vertical, diagonal. "The light - he says - is not only a physical phenomenon, but psychological and biological that has nothing to do with the reason and maybe it is produced by mutation or forms of energy expansion in cosmic spaces. Both light penumbra, the shadow or dark induce moods. For this, it is an essential component of the means of expression in the visual arts. " From the late forties is present and active in different cities such as Paris, Prague, Berlin and Harvard, to the decade 1960-1970 in which directs the Department of Fine Arts of the University of Pennsylvania, living interspersed with brackets in Italy and elsewhere ( eight months in Berlin in 1968). He keeps personal and into the 60's at the Venice Biennale (presents monochrome canvases covered with dense linear plots that bring it closer to the American minimalism), in 1966 and 1988, in London, in New York, Switzerland and Germany.In 1966, he exhibited at the Galerie Im Erker, Saint Gallen, where he establishes with Giuseppe Ungaretti a thriving artistic partnership: for the occasion, the poet writes the catalog text and the following year Dorazio made a series of graphics to accompany the collection The Ungaretti light. In 1970 by the Rothko retrospective at the Venice Biennale. In 1974 he settled in Todi where he works and teaches in the Atelier School for Modern Ceramics and in his own studio. In the early eighties took part in a major exhibition at the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris and in major American museums and finally the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome. In 1985 and 1986 he exhibited in Tokyo and Osaka. Between 1993 and 1996 he developed the project on the execution of fifty mosaics of international artists in the Rome metro. In 2004, the Pinacoteca di Locarno dedicates a comprehensive retrospective. His works are exhibited in important public and private collections, including the Tate Gallery in London, the Galleria d'Arte Moderna in Turin and the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco in California. Piero Dorazio dies in Todi in 2005.

Piero* Dorazio