SWIMMING ACROSS MILAN
The project Swimming Across Milan took place
June 15 to June 30, 1984 patronate by the Cultural Commission
of the City of Milan and with the assistance of AAPI
(Associazione Aziende Pubblicitarie Italiane) which donated
100 billboard spaces.
One hundred original pieces measuring 6 x 3 metres or 12 x 3 meters had
been previously prepared in the studio to
fit the large billboards used for advertisements. Each single work
painted by the artist with a brush and black printing ink was made of
12 or 24 sheets of standard white paper measuring 140 x 100 cm.
The total suiface covered by these works was 1800 square meters. ".
500 YOUNG FACES
"500 young faces", a project covering a
total painted surface of 5371 square meters took place simultaneously
in Milan, Rome, Turin, Bologna and Florence during the
first half of November 1984.
1336 portraits were produced to fit the standard bill-board dimensions
of 6 x 3 metres and 2 x 1,40 metres
100 young people from each city were photographed with a special
camera. The negatives were then projected on the large paper sheets,
after which each portrait was freely interpreted by the artist using
brush and black
printing ink. Each portrait was identified with the name of the person
represented and a telegramme was sent to all participants specifying
,the place where his or hers portrait was being exhibited.
In Milan, the Palestro subway station was transformed into an art
gallery exhibiting 100 of the portraits
150 FACES FROM GRENOBLE
On October 17, 1985 a triple operation of the artist was inaugurated in
-a one-man show of
paintings at the Museum;
- a display of two large paintings (7,5 x 3 m. each) in the Municipal
- an exposition of 150 colour portraits of citizens of
Grenoble placed strategically throughout the center of the
serving as a prologue and invitation to the Museum exhibit.
The City, the Museum and the Institute of Waters of Grenoble sponsored
the entire programme.