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Artist of the moment……Bruno Munari

Bruno Munari was born in 1907 in Milan, Italy. Munari is associated with the abstract and futurist movements. The artist worked in many mediums including painting, sculpture, film, and even poetry. For design the Munari worked with many items designing espresso machines, ashtrays, and even televisions.

Another creative venture for Munari was creating children’s  books. The artist created and illustrated many children’s books over his lifetime. These books were “fun” for kids as  Munari used textures and sometimes kinectic art to get children to touch and interact with his books.

A large influence on Munari was theorist and writer  Filippo Marinetti.

At the beginning of his working career as a graphic designer.

The artist joined the second Futurist movement in Italy, but left this movement because of political dissent of the artist to the Facist movement.

Bruno Munari passed away in 1988 at the age of 90 years old.

In this clip we view a show featuring some kinetic works by Bruno Munari:

Price range information:  Works range from $3,000 to $50,000.

What fantastic geometric shapes and design by Bruno Munari in his creation of abstract works of art.

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Artist of the moment….Street Artist Agostino Iacurci

Agostino Iacurci is a street artist based out of Italy. He was born in Foggia, in the southern region of Italy in the year 1986. Iacurci does it all as far as creating art. He paints murals, illustrates books, and painting on canvases for gallery exhibitions.

A large influence on the artist was Bruno Munari, an Italian painter who lived from 1907 to 1998. He worked with a style that emphasized geometric shapes with strong and bold color. Below an example of Munari’s work.

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Iacurci started his graffiti painting in 1998, at the age of twelve, and first started to write and make tags. He was not inspired by this type of art but found street artists whose work he enjoyed such as Os Gemeos, the twins from Brasil and Blu.

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In this clip we view the artist making a very large work for the 2013 Biennale:

Worked on a collaborative work at a prison. The project was shot with film and a documentary is being made about the process.

Iacurci enjoys working outside and doing murals and street art as he gets instant feedback from the people passing by.

Currently based out of Rome, Italy.

Below a montage of works by Iacurci. What a fun and whimsical style!