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Via traversa, 1960

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GAM Galleria d'Arte Moderna
Mixed media on canvas

43.7inch x 39.37inch

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©Afro - Courtesy GAM - Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Torino foto di Studio Gonella - Proprietà della Fondazione per l'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT
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Permesso di Soggiorno (Resident Permit) and Via Traversa (Byway) are among the most significant works from Afro’s mature period and represent an important juncture between abstract research in post-war Italy and the developments that occurred internationally during that same period, particularly in the United States.
1957, the year when Permesso di Soggiorno was created, has frequently been recognized as a crucial year, a turning point in Afro’s painting, as well as in the production of artists then working in Rome. After 1960, the date of Via Traversa, art seemed to change in other directions, above all through new investigations carried out by the Piazza del Popolo School. [...]
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