in Features | 16 SEP 16
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Telling Tales - Arturo Schwarz's Milan

From Ancient Egypt to Baroque Bologna to avant-garde Moscow, the works at Frieze Masters open up a world of stories

in Features | 16 SEP 16

A legendary dealer’s catalogue cover

Eykyn Maclean, A6

Tano Festa, Al livello del Mare. Studio numero 2, c.1965, enamel on canvas, 130×195 cm

Galleria Schwarz operated from 1954 to 1975, playing an influential role in the cultural life of postwar Milan. Through the gallery’s programme, its owner, the scholarly Arturo Schwarz, introduced the seminal avant-garde artists of Dada and surrealism to Italy, as well as championing emerging European artists including Tano Festa. Festa’s work shown here featured on the cover of the catalogue from his significant show at Galleria Schwarz in 1966 – the year the artist returned from New York with an exciting new body of work, typified by this painting’s Pop flavour.