Carol Rama: Eye of Eyes


Accompanying Levy Gorvy's exhibition of the same name, this beautifully produced catalogue highlights the celebrated Italian painter Carol Rama's (1918-2015) engagement with the artistic landscape of her home city of Turin. Alongside colour plates, an essay by Robert Storr explores Rama's examination of conventionally obscured and shamed parts of human bodies, and shows how she diverged from the oppressive social order of her time. Curator Flavia Frigeri places Rama within the artistic landscape of the city in her essay, and a text by the writer Robert Lumley explores Rama's engagement with the political scene in Turin. An illustrated chronology of Rama and the city highlights exhibitions of artists whose catalogues Rama collected in her home library, and newly commissioned poetry by Sylvia Gorelick and Lara Mimosa Montes responds to Rama and her oeuvre.

162 pages
Hardcover Colour Illustrations