Alberto Burri: The Trauma of Painting at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, October 9, 2015 – January 6, 2016

“A major retrospective—the first in the United States in nearly forty years and the most comprehensive in this country—devoted to the work of Italian artist Alberto Burri (1915–1995). Exploring the beauty and complexity of Burri’s process-based works, the exhibition positions the artist as a central protagonist of post–World War II art and revises traditional narratives of the cultural exchanges between the United States and Europe in the 1950s and ’60s.” — Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Grande Bianco 1952

Grande bianco (Large White), 1952 Oil, tempera, fabric, burlap, thread, and Vinavil on canvas, 151.2 x 251.5 cm. Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, Città di Castello, Italy © Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, Città di Castello/2015. Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome

Lo strappo

Lo strappo (The Rip), 1952 Oil, fabric, thread, pumice, and Vinavil, 87 x 58 cm. Collezione Beatrice Monti della Corte © Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, Città di Castello/2015. Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome. Photo: © Christie’s Image Ltd

Rosso Gobbo 1953

Rosso gobbo (Red Hunchback), 1953 Acrylic, fabric, and resin on canvas; metal rod on verso, 56.5 x 85 cm. Private collection, Rome © Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, Città di Castello/2015. Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome

Sacco e oro

Sacco e oro (Sack and Gold), 1953 Burlap, thread, acrylic, gold leaf, and PVA on black fabric, 102.9 x 89.4 cm. Private collection, courtesy Galleria dello Scudo, Verona © Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini, Collezione Burri, Città di Castello/2015. Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome

Nero bianco e sacco

Nero bianco e sacco (Black White and Sack), ca. 1954 Oil, fabric, burlap, pumice, and PVA on canvas, 125 x 107 cm. Courtesy Galleria Tega, Milan © Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, Città di Castello/2015. Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome. Photo: Paolo Vandrasch and Romina Bettega

Alberto Burri

Legno e bianco I (Wood and White I), 1956 Wood veneer, combustion, acrylic, and Vanivil on canvas, 87.7 x 159 cm. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York 57.1463 © Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, Città di Castello/2015. Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome

Combustione legno

Combustione legno (Wood Combustion), 1957 Wood veneer, paper, combustion, acrylic, and Vinavil on canvas, 149.5 x 99 cm. Private collection, courtesy Galleria dello Scudo, Verona © Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, Città di Castello/2015. Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome

Alberto Burri

Grande ferro M 4 (Large Iron M 4), 1959 Welded iron sheet metal and tacks on wood framework, 199.8 x 189.9 cm. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York 60.1572 © Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, Città di Castello/2015. Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome. Photo: Kristopher McKay © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York

Sacco e Rosso

Sacco e rosso (Sack and Red), ca. 1959 Burlap, thread, acrylic, and PVA on black fabric, 150 x 130 cm. Private collection, London © Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, Città di Castello/2015. Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome. Photo: Lucy Dawkins, London

Ferro SP 1961

Ferro SP (Iron SP), 1961 Welded iron sheet metal, oil, and tacks on wood framework, 130 x 200 cm. Galleria nazionale d’arte moderna e contemporanea, Rome © Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, Città di Castello/2015. Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome. Photo: Antonio Idini, Soprintendenza alla Galleria nazionale d’arte moderna e contemporanea, Rome, courtesy Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali e del Turismo

Rosso plastica

Rosso plastica (Red Plastic), 1961 Plastic (PVC), acrylic, and combustion on plastic (PE) and black fabric, 142 x 153 cm. Modern Art Foundation © Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, Città di Castello/2015. Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome. Photo: Massimo Napoli, Rome, courtesy Modern Art Foundation

Grande Bianco Plastica

Grande bianco plastica (Large White Plastic), 1964 Plastic (PVC) and combustion on aluminum framework, 191.8 x 292.1 cm. Glenstone © Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, Città di Castello/2015. Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome. Photo: Tim Nighswander/IMAGING4ART, courtesy Glenstone

Burri Alberto (1915-1995). AM1977-554.

Grande nero cretto (Large Black Cretto), 1977 Acrylic and PVA on Celotex, 149.5 x 249.5 cm. Centre Pompidou, Paris, Musée national d’art moderne/Centre de création industrielle, Gift of the artist, 1978 © Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, Città di Castello/2015. Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome. Photo: © CNAC/MNAM/Dist. RMN-Grand Palais/Art Resource, New York

Inaugural Selection_Installation View

Installation view: Inaugural Selection, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, October 21, 1959–June 19, 1960. Third from left: Alberto Burri’s Legno e bianco I (Wood and White 1), 195.) Photo: © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York

ALBERTO BURRI

Alberto Burri in his studio in Case Nove di Morra, Città di Castello, Italy, 1982. Photo: Aurelio Amendola © Aurelio Amendola, Pistoia, Italy

Alberto Burri: The Trauma of Painting October 9, 2015–January 6, 2016

Alberto Burri, Miniature Paintings. Photo: David Heald (c) Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

Images courtesy Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum