Nespolo fuori dal coro at Palazzo Reale, Milan, July 6 – September 15, 2019

“Articulated like a journey, the extraordinary exhibition dedicated to Ugo Nespolo tells the story of an artist who in his multiform evolutions has marked important stages in the history of the Italian art.

Rich with a constant sense of intolerance towards the obligations of creative and critical conformism, Nespolo has in fact given life to a unique and original artist figure made up of culture and irony, skilfully mixing the high and low of his ‘do’ artistic and pursuing a constant and serious reflection on art.

The exhibition presents around two hundred works that exemplify Nespolo’s multiform creative research and a particular attention to materials: from wood to metals, from ceramics to glass.” — Palazzo Reale

1. Nespolo MOLOTOV12

MOLOTOV, Galleria Il Punto, Torino, 1968. Wood and bottles, 600 x 200 x 150 cm

4. Nespolo IPOTESI DIALETTICA

IPOTESI DIALETTICA (Dialectic Hypothesis), 1973. Painted papier mache

10. Nespolo WINDOW POEM

WINDOW POEM, 1984. Acrilic on wood, 170 x 220 cm

15. Nespolo SENZA TITOLO

SENZA TITOLO (Untitled) ,1967. Wood, nitre and metal, 25 x 30 x 30 cm

16. Nespolo GENTLEMEN'S AGREEMENT

GENTLEMEN’S AGREEMENT, 1978. Wood and silver, 79 x 40 cm

18. Nespolo LA FONTANA MALATA

LA FONTANA MALATA (The Sick Fountain), 1996. Acrilic on molded wood, 150 x diam 120 cm

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L’elisir d’amore di Gaetano Donizetti, scene e costume, 1995. Acrilici su legno, bozzetto per scenografia

24. Nespolo LETTERATURA

LETTERATURA (Literature), 1989. Painted majolica, 35 x diam 50 cm

25. Nespolo ESTATE BERLINESE

ESTATE BERLINESE (Berlin Summer), 2003. Glass, 73 x 32 x 15 cm

27. Nespolo ORIENTE

ORIENTE (Orient), 2005. Glass, 36,5 x 23 x 10 cm

The exhibition, curated by Maurizio Ferraris, is promoted and produced by the Municipality of Milan – Culture, Palazzo Reale and Studio Nespolo and created thanks to the Bracco Foundation, the main sponsor of the project, with the organizational support of Skira, publisher of the catalog.

Images courtesy Skira and Palazzo Reale.