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Tag: Agostino Iacurci

Italian street artist Agostino Iacurci recently teamed up with All City Canvas to support the children of Camp Best Friends summer program in Atlanta. In a workshop hosted by Iacurci, the children created imaginary portraits that were later put together to compose a large 150ft mural in the Ben Hill neighborhood. Titled "Wallter", their collective piece took the artist almost nine days to complete.
Opening April 21 at Galleria Patricia Armocida in Milan, Agostino Iacurci's solo show "Appearance and Disappearance" features new paintings and assemblages that riff on the artist's signature characters. Iacurci's designs of these anonymous figures have a graphic sensibility: Their faces are composed of simplified, geometric forms that typically come in red, black, and blue. For "Appearance and Disappearance," Iacurci breaks down these figures further, using their forms as a structure for introducing surreal visuals. In the weeks leading up to the show, he also put up two enormous, hand-painted billboards that tower over the Cadorna Square and Loreto Square, two highly-trafficked points of Milan.

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