Fortunato Depero: New Depero

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Publisher: Silvana Editoriale, ISBN: 9788836650316, Format: Hardover, 280 x 210 mm, 235pp

This volume celebrates Fortunato Depero's knack for innovation, as well as the influence he offered both to designers such as Ettore Sottsass and to the New Futurist artists who fuse Futurism, Pop art and kitsch. The publication highlights the breadth and depth of Depero’s influence, as materialised in his paintings, drawings, furnishings, objects, posters, photographs, books, magazines and films, among other mediums.

Depero’s influence is also manifest in the works of artists Ugo Nespolo and Matteo Thun, who have modelled their illustrations for Campari after Depero’s own advertisements for the company, as well as in the avant-garde comics of Echaurren, Giacon and Carpinteri, who have appropriated many Deperian features.

In the 2000s, films and videos about the artist proliferated, often centering on his extraordinary life: recent productions include Il sogno di Alberto (2011), Depero, Rovereto, New York e altre storie (2015) and New York film vissuto (2020). All were made possible by the Depero collection’s thoroughly maintained archives.