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Collezione Enrico Salierno

Collezione Enrico Salierno

Enrico Salierno era un nostro concittadino, proveniente dal centro storico, che negli anni 60/70 al seguito e prima dei tanti sorrentini, intarsiatori ed ebanisti, che si trasferirono in America per commerciare il nostro prodotto tipico ( i cofanetti, i carrelli, i quadri, i tavoli da gioco etc.) sul quale veniva applicato l’intarsio, espressione artistica e manuale appartenente alla nostra cultura e tradizione classica, all’interno di un ciclo di lavorazione, nel cui ambito era previsto il montaggio dei carillon.

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The great art will also accompany the summer of 2018 in Sorrento. The "Francis Bacon Transformation" exhibition was inaugurated, which will be open to the public from May 20th until October 21st. The exhibition collects works donated by the artist to his friend Barry Joule, consisting of recto-verso drawings and a group of surrealist paintings from the 1930s, as well as several documents, unpublished images, private photographs and drawings.
The collection, consisting of over 100 pieces, arrived in Sorrento after being exhibited at the Picasso Museum, at the Maeght Foundation, together with the works of Alberto Giacometti and Henri Matisse, and in China at the Museum of Art How of Shangha, in 2004 It was partly donated to the Tate Gallery in London and to the Picasso museum in Paris, or to the National Gallery in Ottawa, Canada, a native of Joule.
Barry Joule himself took part in the vernissage, who said he was "happy to be in Sorrento a city that certainly would have liked Bacon, who had already fallen in love with Naples during his visit in 1989".
The managing director of the Sorrento Foundation who sponsored the event, Gaetano Milano, did the honors. "In addition to thanking Barry Joule who has made available to us this huge amount of works by the great English artist - he said - I am grateful to the Artytudiopaparo who oversaw the organization even in the smallest details. We also thank the "Grandi" artistic high school that actively participated with the students who made some works, inspired by the work of Bacon, which we host in a dedicated room ".
The event was officially presented last Wednesday at the Royal Palace of Naples with the participation of the Superintendent of Archeology, Fine Arts and Pae-essay for the City of Naples, Luciano Garella, who stressed as "the enhancement of contemporary art it is one of our institutional objectives and this becomes even more important when we are going to inaugurate the exhibition of the works of an artist who loved the city of Naples. Bacon, during a visit in the city, admired our rooms, remaining fascinated above all by the works of the Ca-ravaggio which, in part, influenced his work ".
He was present at the Palazzo Reale in Naples as well as at Villa Fiorentino in Sorrento, Isabella Valente, professor of History of Contemporary Art at the University Federico II of Naples who highlighted "the importance of the exhibition set up in Sorrento for the presence of works unpublished as those of the early artistic Bacon of the thirties and those present in his study. Just as those contained in his X Album are exceptionally interesting ".
At the ribbon cutting the mayor of Sorrento, Giuseppe Cuomo, announced that the exhibition is dedicated to the English tourist who was the victim of violence in a hotel in Meta. "In the last days - said the mayor - we have been malgra-do in the spotlight of the news for a very serious fact. To demonstrate the solidity and the proximity of the city of Sorrento to the English lady victim of the violence consumed in a hotel in Meta I want to dedicate the exhibition of a great British artist her compatriot ".
The idea of ​​the exhibition, which is sponsored by the Municipality of Sorrento and the Sorrento Foundation, was born from the meeting in Paris in 2015 between the working group of the artstudiopaparo editions led by Pompeo Paparo and Barry Joule and wants to satisfy two ambitions. A personal and affective, referable to Joule, who realizes his desire to exhibit, after 30 years from the only stay of Francis Bacon in southern Italy, the works of the artist in those lands of the South that so passionate him. The other, however, of a scientific nature, attributable to the interest that will arouse the drawings, sketches, paintings and private photographs of an unpublished Fran-cis Bacon.

The exhibition will be open every day at the following times:
10/13 - 16/20, Sat. and dom. 10/13 - 16/21

Full ticket € 10.00 - reduced € 7.00 (under 16 - over 65 and groups)
Info and group bookings Tel. 081-8782284 (Villa Fiorentino) www.baconsorrento.it
Tutti i diritti riservati - foto Antonino Fattorusso
Tutti i diritti riservati - foto Antonino Fattorusso
Tutti i diritti riservati - foto Antonino Fattorusso
Tutti i diritti riservati - foto Antonino Fattorusso
Tutti i diritti riservati - foto Antonino Fattorusso
Tutti i diritti riservati - foto Antonino Fattorusso
Tutti i diritti riservati - foto Antonino Fattorusso
Tutti i diritti riservati - foto Antonino Fattorusso
Tutti i diritti riservati - foto Antonino Fattorusso
Tutti i diritti riservati - foto Antonino Fattorusso
Tutti i diritti riservati - foto Antonino Fattorusso
Tutti i diritti riservati - foto Antonino Fattorusso
Tutti i diritti riservati - foto Antonino Fattorusso
Tutti i diritti riservati - foto Antonino Fattorusso
Tutti i diritti riservati - foto Antonino Fattorusso
Tutti i diritti riservati - foto Antonino Fattorusso
Tutti i diritti riservati - foto Antonino Fattorusso
Tutti i diritti riservati - foto Antonino Fattorusso

WAITING FOR FRANCIS BACON...19TH MAY PREVIEW, FROM 20 OF MAY TO 21 OF OCTOBER

16th MAY PRESS CONFERENCE "FRANCIS BACON. TRASFORMATIONS"

In Naples, in Sale Pompeiane in Palazzo Reale, on 16th May the press conference takes place on the exhibition
Francis Bacon, Transfromation. The Barry Joule Collection of Bacon.
Barry Joule, who has flanked the artist Francis Bacon for 14 years, through unreleased images and videos, further to show the unknown works of his collection, will speak on the man he personally knew and on the artist world. It is according to his words: my art is not violent. Life is violent.
In his report, Barry counts their first meeting, their friendship and even the spontaneity through which the great artist introduces him to the knowledge of his own world. Nevertheless he reminds their trip to Naples: He fell in love with the city after having spent three days visiting museums.
The exhibition takes place in Villa Fiorentino in Sorrento. It is organized by Arstudiopaparo. It is patronised by Sorrento Foundation and District. It launches on 19th may. It is possible to visit it from the next day until the 21st October.
The introduction to the press in Palazzo Reale wants to be an early produce for the press colleagues who can directly meet the collector, disembarked from London. The collector jointly with the supervisor of Archeologia Belle Arti e Paesaggio for Naples District, Luciano Garella and the Major of Sorrento, Giuseppe Cuomo with Artstudiopaparo organizers are going to show the exhibition and the educational and preparing project.
Welcoming coffee break
The journalists colleagues will receive a series of gadgets, the catalogue and press materials together with photos and videos on pen drive.


The exhibition will be open every day at the following times:
10/13 - 16/20, Sat. and dom. 10/13 - 16/21
Full ticket € 10.00 - reduced € 7.00 (under 16 - over 65 and groups)
Info and reservations for groups T. 081 8782284 (Villa Fiorentino)

Villa Fiorentino, corso Italia, 53 - 80067 Sorrento
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