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Nicola Pecoraro's Triton

October 31, 2011

The award-winning Roman artist opens up his sketchbook of his latest opus at the Italian Cultural Institute New York

  • Text by Luca Lo Pinto

This Thursday November 3, sees the presentation of a new work by the young Rome-based artist Nicola Pecoraro. (Who you may know from is zines with Nieves.) It's a work realised in occasion of the exhibition for the first "Premio Selezione Italian Cultural Institute New York 2011". Nicola won this award together with Riccardo Previdi, who lives and works in Berlin. The piece is titled "Triton". It's a fountain. And it's at the Italian Cultural Institute New York on Park Avenue in NYC.

To describe it comparatively, "Triton" is a sculpture that Jean Dubuffet never made, poised on a basin that Donald Judd never made and surrounded by a crowd of people that idolize it as a totem. With all the characteristics of 21st Century sculpture: torn between nostalgia for the past and thirst for the future. In occasion of the show, Nicola has also produced a new artist book published by NERO.

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