Exhibition - Mario Schifano 1960-1965

Saturday, Feb 27, 2021 at 11:00am

Center For Italian Modern Art
421 Broome Street,
New York, NY 10013

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For its 2021 season, the Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA) focuses on the early career of the painter Mario Schifano (1934–1998), looking at the years 1960–1965. A leading figure in Italian postwar and contemporary art, Schifano radically redefined the fundamental principles of painting through his multifaceted practice, as he marked the transition from postwar abstraction to the new figuration of the 1960s. Comprising works in various media, the exhibition focuses on the artist’s connections with the New York art scene, surveying the development from his so-called monochromes of the early 1960s to the figurative practice he developed between 1962 and 1965, when he incorporated a distinctive Pop imagery into his work. Through a selection of twenty works of arresting quality, the exhibition aims to present Schifano as a pivotal figure who bridged Italian modern and contemporary art.

Exhibition Date: January 16, 2021 - June 05, 2021

Location: Center for Italian Modern Art

421 Broome Street, 4th Floor

New York, NY 10013


$10 during open hours

$15 for guided tours

Free for students with a valid ID and CIMA members  

During the exhibition season (October – June) CIMA is open:

Thursdays: – 2pm to 6pm (open hours only)

Fridays and Saturdays:

– 2pm to 6pm: open hours

– 11am and 2pm: guided tours led by one of CIMA’s fellows (usually 1 hour long)


Guests to CIMA are required to register online or on site. Register in advance to guarantee your spot.

For group visits (over 8 people) please contact info@italianmodernart.org 

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