Marino Marini, The Angel of the City (L'angelo della città), 1948 (cast 1950?), bronze, 175 x 176 x 106 cm. Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
Marino Marini. Visual Passions will open at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in a slightly different form after its initial presentation at Palazzo Fabroni, Pistoia. The exhibition will present major works by Marino Marini (1901–80) and selected works by artists such as Giacomo Manzù, Henry Moore, Pablo Picasso, Auguste Rodin, as well as Etruscan objects and Italian sculptures from the 15th century. The show intends to contextualize Marini’s work in a broader art historical context and to establish a closer and innovative dialogue between his work and the sculptural tradition he referred to. Overcoming chronological or genre limitations, Marino Marini. Visual Passions will offer an unprecedented and at times provocative re-visitation of themes explored by Marini.