Benito Mussolini, Giulino di Mezzegra, 1945

93 x 75 cm
Fine Art Print
Edition: 9 + 1 a/p

This photo artwork takes part of the famous Vanitas series by Antonio Guccione. In this series Antonio Guccione creates skulls that have been scientifically researched to emulate the people they represent in his photographs. The work titles always contain the place and the year of death of the pictured personalities. Therefore, his skulls – all things considered – are still portraits, which he tells with childish enthusiasm and darting eyes gleaming with pride. This game is at the same time pop and deeply conceptual, although each portrait is unique, also in terms of procedures, meanings, symbolisms and associations.

The first photography of the VANITAS series, an imposing Benito Mussolini, was created almost by chance. Guccione photographs this object from a low angle, making it a monument against a background of warm, vaguely acidic colours. The resemblance can be seen later. And he, the artist, with his usual readiness to grasp the cue and his desire to play, takes a liking to it. This is how the series was born. And the resemblance of each subject to his skull – because the resemblance is there, really, net of everything else that is added – he now obtains by entrusting the realisation of the raw material (the skull, in fact) to a German company that relies on the real face to guess the features of the skull.

For more information about the VANITAS series as other included personalities, further formats, available edition numbers or prices, please do not hesitate to contact us using the fields below. It will be our pleasure to answer your questions.

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