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Valerio Adami

Valerio Adami

Valerio Adami is an Italian painter. Educated at the Accademia di Brera in Milan, He has since worked in both London and Paris. His art is influenced by Pop Art.

Adami was born 17 March 1935 in Bologna. In 1945, at the age of ten, He began to study painting under the instruction of Felice Carena. He was accepted into the Brera Academy (Accademia di Brera) in 1951, and there studied as a draughtsman until 1954 in the studio of Achille Funi. In 1955 He went to Paris, where he met and was influenced by Roberto Matta and Wifredo Lam. His first solo exhibition came in 1959 in Milan.

In his early career, Adami's works were expressionistic, but by the time of his second exhibition in 1964 at Kassel, He had developed a style of painting reminiscent of French cloisonnism, featuring regions of flat color bordered by black lines. Unlike Gauguin, however, Adami's subjects were highly stylized and often presented in fragments, as seen in Telescoping Rooms (1965).

In the 1970s, Adami began to address politics in his art, and incorporated subject matter such as modern European history, literature, philosophy, and mythology. In 1971, He and his brother Giancarlo created the film Vacances dans le désert. In 1974 he illustrated a Helmut Heissenbuttel poem, Occasional Poem No. 27. Ten Lessons on the Reich with ten original lithographs (Gallerie Maeght). In 1975, the philosopher Jacques Derrida devoted a long essay, "+R: Into the Bargain", to Adami's work, using an exhibition of Adami's drawings as a pretext to discuss the function of "the letter and the proper name in painting", with reference to "narration, technical reproduction, ideology, the phoneme, the biographeme, and politics".

There were four retrospective exhibits of Adami's work between 1985 to 1998. They were held in Paris, the Centre Julio-Gonzalez de Valence (Spain), Tel Aviv, and Buenos Aires. In 2010, the Boca Raton Museum of Art devoted a special exhibit to Adami's paintings and drawings.

 

 

MOSTRE PERSONALI

 

 

Adami's paintings and drawings in pubblic collections

 

Musée National d’art Moderne/ Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

 

I gilè di Lenin, 1972

Acrylic on canvas, cm 243 x 365

Thorvaldesen, 1980

Pencil on dyed paper,  cm 198 x 147

L’été en Suisse, 17.7.1985

Pencil on dyed paper,  cm 198 x 147

Interno con bidé, 1967

Pencil on paper, cm 32,5 x 43,8

Ciparissa, 1983

Pencil on paper, cm 48 x 36

Entre père fifre, 1983

Pencil on paper, cm 48 x 36

 

Collecton de l’état Français, Paris

Interieur colonial, 1967

Acrylic on canvas, cm 190 x 135

Valmy, 1989

Acrylic on canvas, cm 194 x 263

Portrait de Pierre Boulez, 1988

Acrylic on canvas, cm 152 x 114

 

Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

Figura che scende da una sedia in un interno di caffetteria, 1969

Acrylic on canvas, cm 198 x 147 

 

Musée d’Art Moderne de Grenoble

Note su un ritratto militare, 1972

Acrylic on canvas, cm 130 x 97

 

Musée Cantini d’art Moderne de Marseille

La camera rouge, 1974

Acrylic on canvas, cm 198 x 147

 

Nouveau Musée National de Monaco (Montecarlo)

La Domenica di Amburgo, 1971

Acrylic on canvas, cm 198 x 147

Der fliegende Hollander ( I act), 2003

Acrylic on canvas, cm 198 x 147

Der fliegende Hollander (I act, II scene), 2003

Acrylic on canvas, cm 198 x 147

Der fliegende Hollander (II act), 2003

Acrylic on canvas, cm 198 x 147

Der fliegende Hollander (III act), 2003

Acrylic on canvas, cm 198 x 147

 

Fondation Maeght, Saint paul de Vence

Bedroom scene/Appartamento sulla terza strada, 1969

Acrylic on canvas, cm 243 x 365

Sigmund Freud in viaggio Londra, 1973

Acrylic on canvas cm 130 x 97

 

Musée Picasso, Antibes

Picasso et la femme néoclassique, 1987

Acrylic on canvas, cm 198 x 147

 

Musée d’Art Moderne, saint - Etienne

Ritratto d Anton von Webern, 1971

Acrylic on canvas, cm 198 x 147

 

Museum of Modern Art, Minneapolis

Orfeo e Euridice, 1972

Acrylic on canvas, cm 225 x 365

 

Mc.Crory Corporation, New York

Exit, 1969

Acrylic on canvas, cm 243 x 180

1915 - 1918, 1970

Acrylic on canvas, cm 130 x 97

 

Museo de Arte Moderno, Caracas

Interno Pubblico, 1969

Acrylic on canvas, cm 225 x 365

 

IVAM - Institut Valencià d’art Modern, Centre Julio Gonzàlez, Valencia

Plein Air, 1996

Acrylic on canvas, cm 265 x 540

(each painting of the triptych)

 

Fondaccion Mirò,  Barcellona

Gymnasium, 1974

Acrylic on canvas, cm 280 x 190

 

Musée Royaux des Beaux Arts, Bruxelles

Il posto n. 5, 1969

Acrylic on canvas, cm 243 x 180

Stanze a cannocchiale, 1965

Acrylic on canvas, cm 198,5 x 300

 

S.M.A.K. Stedelijk Museum vor Actuele Kunst, Gent

 Hotel Chelsea Bathroom, 1969

Acrylic on canvas, cm 243 x 365

 

Rotterdam Museum, Rotterdam

Cinema, 1970

Acrylic on canvas, cm 198 x 147

 

Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, München

 Hotel, figure e termosifone, 1969

Pencil on paper cm 77,7 x 57

 

Stådtische Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim

Back Home, 1992

Acrylic on canvas, cm 198 x 147

 

Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki

Omaggio a Gallen-Kallela, 2001

Acrylic on canvas, cm 146 x 114

 

Maija and Urpo Lahtinen Foundation, Villa Urpo, Tampere (Finland)

Shopping-Notturno, 2002

Acrylic on canvas, cm 146 x 65

 

Museum of Art, Tel Aviv

La vallée de Jerusalem. Tombeau d’Absalon, 1992

Acrylic on canvas, cm 198 x 147

 

Frissiras Museum, Athens

 Il Satiro, 1995

Acrylic on canvas, cm 198 x 147

Folk dance - Si balla all’est la libertà, 1994

Acrylic on canvas, cm 198 x 147

 

Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias, Oviedo

 Blu notte, 2004

Acrylic on canvas, cm 198 x 147

 

Museo d’Arte Moderna, Roma

 Alice nel paese della violenza, 1963

Acrylic on canvas, cm 195 x 130

 

Museo di arte Moderna Palazzo Reale, Milano

 Privacy, 1996

Acrylic on canvas, cm 198 x 147

 

Galleria d’arte Moderna, Bergamo

Temple & sanctuaries - Ueno (Tokyo), 1994

Acrylic on canvas, cm 92 x 73

 

Museo d’Arte Moderna, Lissone

Camel, 1967

Acrylic on canvas, cm 194 x 124

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


MOSTRE COLLETTIVE

 

Adami's paintings and drawings in pubblic collections

 

Musée National d’art Moderne/ Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

 

I gilè di Lenin, 1972

 Acrylic on canvas, cm 243 x 365

 Thorvaldesen, 1980

 Pencil on dyed paper,  cm 198 x 147

 L’été en Suisse, 17.7.1985

 Pencil on dyed paper,  cm 198 x 147

 Interno con bidé, 1967

 Pencil on paper, cm 32,5 x 43,8

 Ciparissa, 1983

 Pencil on paper, cm 48 x 36

 Entre père fifre, 1983

 Pencil on paper, cm 48 x 36

 

Collecton de l’état Français, Paris

 Interieur colonial, 1967

 Acrylic on canvas, cm 190 x 135

 Valmy, 1989

 Acrylic on canvas, cm 194 x 263

 Portrait de Pierre Boulez, 1988

 Acrylic on canvas, cm 152 x 114

 

Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

 Figura che scende da una sedia in un interno di caffetteria, 1969

 Acrylic on canvas, cm 198 x 147 

 

Musée d’Art Moderne de Grenoble

 Note su un ritratto militare, 1972

 Acrylic on canvas, cm 130 x 97

 

Musée Cantini d’art Moderne de Marseille

 La camera rouge, 1974

 Acrylic on canvas, cm 198 x 147

 

Nouveau Musée National de Monaco (Montecarlo)

 La Domenica di Amburgo, 1971

 Acrylic on canvas, cm 198 x 147

 Der fliegende Hollander ( I act), 2003

 Acrylic on canvas, cm 198 x 147

 Der fliegende Hollander (I act, II scene), 2003

 Acrylic on canvas, cm 198 x 147

 Der fliegende Hollander (II act), 2003

 Acrylic on canvas, cm 198 x 147

 Der fliegende Hollander (III act), 2003

 Acrylic on canvas, cm 198 x 147

 

Fondation Maeght, Saint paul de Vence

 Bedroom scene/Appartamento sulla terza strada, 1969

 Acrylic on canvas, cm 243 x 365

 Sigmund Freud in viaggio Londra, 1973

 Acrylic on canvas cm 130 x 97

 

Musée Picasso, Antibes

 Picasso et la femme néoclassique, 1987

 Acrylic on canvas, cm 198 x 147

 

Musée d’Art Moderne, saint - Etienne

 Ritratto d Anton von Webern, 1971

 Acrylic on canvas, cm 198 x 147

 

Museum of Modern Art, Minneapolis

 Orfeo e Euridice, 1972

 Acrylic on canvas, cm 225 x 365

 

Mc.Crory Corporation, New York

 Exit, 1969

 Acrylic on canvas, cm 243 x 180

 1915 - 1918, 1970

 Acrylic on canvas, cm 130 x 97

 

Museo de Arte Moderno, Caracas

 Interno Pubblico, 1969

 Acrylic on canvas, cm 225 x 365

 

IVAM - Institut Valencià d’art Modern, Centre Julio Gonzàlez, Valencia

 Plein Air, 1996

 Acrylic on canvas, cm 265 x 540

 (each painting of the triptych)

 

Fondaccion Mirò,  Barcellona

 Gymnasium, 1974

 Acrylic on canvas, cm 280 x 190

 

Musée Royaux des Beaux Arts, Bruxelles

 Il posto n. 5, 1969

 Acrylic on canvas, cm 243 x 180

 Stanze a cannocchiale, 1965

 Acrylic on canvas, cm 198,5 x 300

 

S.M.A.K. Stedelijk Museum vor Actuele Kunst, Gent

 Hotel Chelsea Bathroom, 1969

 Acrylic on canvas, cm 243 x 365

 

Rotterdam Museum, Rotterdam

 Cinema, 1970

 Acrylic on canvas, cm 198 x 147

 

Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, München

 Hotel, figure e termosifone, 1969

 Pencil on paper cm 77,7 x 57

 

Stådtische Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim

 Back Home, 1992

 Acrylic on canvas, cm 198 x 147

 

Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki

 Omaggio a Gallen-Kallela, 2001

 Acrylic on canvas, cm 146 x 114

 

Maija and Urpo Lahtinen Foundation, Villa Urpo, Tampere (Finland)

 Shopping-Notturno, 2002

 Acrylic on canvas, cm 146 x 65

 

Museum of Art, Tel Aviv

 La vallée de Jerusalem. Tombeau d’Absalon, 1992

 Acrylic on canvas, cm 198 x 147

 

Frissiras Museum, Athens

 Il Satiro, 1995

 Acrylic on canvas, cm 198 x 147

 Folk dance - Si balla all’est la libertà, 1994

 Acrylic on canvas, cm 198 x 147

 

Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias, Oviedo

 Blu notte, 2004

 Acrylic on canvas, cm 198 x 147

 

Museo d’Arte Moderna, Roma

 Alice nel paese della violenza, 1963

 Acrilico su tela/Acrylic on canvas, cm 195 x 130

 

Museo di arte Moderna Palazzo Reale, Milano

 Privacy, 1996

 Acrylic on canvas, cm 198 x 147

 

Galleria d’arte Moderna, Bergamo

 Temple & sanctuaries - Ueno (Tokyo), 1994

 Acrylic on canvas, cm 92 x 73

 

Museo d’Arte Moderna, Lissone

 Camel, 1967

 Acrylic on canvas, cm 194 x 124