ENRICO CASTELLANI

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CASTELLANI--Enrico.

Dominique Levy, Brett Gorvy, Emilio Steinberger, and the staff of Levy Gorvy deeply mourn the loss of Enrico Castellani, a seminal postwar Italian artist. He passed away on December 1 at the age of 87. A catalytic figure in the European postwar avant- garde, he co-founded the experimental journal, "Azimuth," and the Galleria Azimut with Piero Manzoni in 1959. That same year, he completed the first of his celebrated "Superficie," a series defined by the rhythmic protrusions and recessions of a monochrome surface. Castellani cultivated an expansive artistic practice that encompassed a variety of materials and formal concerns. Yet, over the course of more than five decades, his pursuit of a poetic coalescence of painting, sculpture, and architecture never wavered. We have had the extraordinary privilege of working with Castellani since 2007, curating several exhibitions of his work in New York and London and publishing books that offer meaningful insights into his oeuvre. Levy Gorvy is committed to championing Castellani's legacy, ensuring that his art and his vital spirit live on. We extend our heartfelt condolences to Lorenzo Castellani and the Castellani family.

Published in The New York Times on Dec. 6, 2017