For a history of art: from Klein to present

8th May - 17th July 2007


opening: Monday 7th May 2007, 9pm.


Galleria Blu celebrates the 50th anniversary of its foundation (the first exhibition opened on April 27th, 1957) by preparing the second part of the exhibition "For a History of Painting" that follows the first one (from Boccioni to Duchamp) which closed on April 27th. This new exhibition -“From Klein to the Present”- presents a group of Masters chosen and promoted by the Gallery since the times when they weren’t known or esteemed.

Famous international artists such as  Pollock, Chadwick, Dubuffet, Fautrier, Klein, Hartung, Jason Martin, Tapies, are presented together with Italian artists, whose names and merits are now well known all over the world such as Afro, Burri, Fontana, Gallizio, Manzoni, Novelli, Gaetano Pesce Santomaso, Tancredi, Vedova, and others to whom critics and the market have been paying great attention : from Agostino Bonalumi, Sandro Martini, Shusaku Arakawa, Emilio Isgrò, Vincenzo Ferrari and Vincenzo Agnetti, to younger ones as Roberto Coda Zabetta, Federico Guida, Davide Nido and Alessandro Verdi.   These artists were chosen by Galleria Blu long before the critics and the market recognized their skills and merits: some of them (Afro, Agnetti, Arakawa, Bonalumi, Burri, Fontana, Santomaso, Vedova) have been solely promoted by the Gallery for years.

The artistic route covers the various aspects of late 20th century’s production, going from the informal to the new abstract and figurative experiences of early 21st century, thus showing how Galleria Blu has always paid great attention to the innovative suggestions of artists’ research in Italy, never forgetting (on the contrary, promoting) the most interesting changes that happen in the rest of the world.

The presence of Fautrier, Klein, Hartung and Tapis at the Gallery's exhibitions, and especially as part of its long history, testifies the role Galleria Blu had in making the awareness of modern artistic expression mature. In fact, the Gallery compared the Italian and the world’s artistic research, and it also approached the art collectors who have always paid attention to art works which were considered –even from a financial point of view- a real profit-bearing investment.

The exhibition collects about 30 art works.