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Ritratto di Massimo Mila, 1984

Loaned to
GAM Galleria d'Arte Moderna
chalk, ink, gold, teeth on jute

39.37inch x 47.24inch

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© Carol Rama - Courtesy GAM - Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Torino foto di Studio Gonella - Proprietà della Fondazione per l'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT
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Nonna Carolina (Grandma Carolina), 1936, is perhaps the most important watercolor in the first series of works in which the artist focuses on the apprehensions of her personal history, marked by the suicide of her father and the mental illness of her mother. In these works the protagonists are tools and objects connected to illness, infirmity and the forms of imprisonment that medicine creates in an ambiguous space between treatment and torture. They are tales of a palpable sadism that spreads through environments that flaunt mechanisms of constriction. [...]
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