From the Archive of Giuseppe Picone, famous artist from 1950s to 2008, the year of his death, a new production takes life with the aim to save, re-edit and re-propose his art and his creativity. Tempera drawings by 50 years old are recovered in a limited series by the three leading ladies of his life, as a tribute to Giuseppe Picone.
«Picone was neither artist nor stylist (he smiled, without answering, at anyone who asked him if he was), nor craftsman nor ceramicist. He was all of these and none of them. He always wanted to flee from every category and this gave him great freedom to range in many different areas without having to justify or explain his professional choices. He loved to work on the meaningful and not on the meaning, on objects and not on their names, on drawings and not on what they expressed. So he was a creator, not of words but of the meanings they had. His chosen subject was the colour and sign – and these were the carriers of his whole life – without justifications or any sort of theoretical scaffolding. And while the decades passed, during which he improved his ability in drawing and printing always new characters, that today invite us to read his poetry ».
On Debou we present the limited edition of art objects, design accessories, ceramics and drawings from 1950s curated by his successors, Martina Bersani, Dominique Giroud, Sophie Morichi.