Organized by art critic Maurizio Scudiero, this exhibition celebrates the work of Fortunato Depero (1892-1960), the Italian futurist designer perhaps best known for his iconic 1932 Campari Soda bottle (still in production today). Demonstrating Depero's wide-ranging themes, styles, and techniques, the presentation showcases his work in drawing, painting, advertising, and product design. Also on display is a model of the original combustion engine, an object of particular inspiration for the first generation of futurist artists like Depero. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with Studio 53 Arte and Istituto d'Arte F. Depero, Rovereto, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Depero Museum in the artist's hometown of Rovereto, Italy.
Fortunato Depero 50
Wednesday, October 14, 2009, 6:30 p.m.
Italian Cultural Institute, 425 Washington Street, San Francisco
Caption: Fortunato Depero, Numeri 5-0, 1927; photo courtesy Studio 53 Arte, Rovereto