Tancredi: My Weapon Against the Atom Bomb is a Blade of Grass
Retrospective, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy.
With over 90 works, this retrospective marks the return to Venice of Tancredi Parmeggiani, among the most original and prolific Italian painters of the second half of the 20th century.
Tancredi was the only artist, after Jackson Pollock, whom Peggy Guggenheim placed under contract, promoting his work, making it known to museums and collectors in the US, and organising shows, including one in her own palazzo in 1954. More than 60 years later, Tancredi is back, his reputation now beyond question, with remarkable paintings that re-create – between creative fury and lyrical expressionism – the brief but meteoric trajectory of this impressive post-war painter.