Lot 40

Valerio Adami

Il Bacio

34.5 × 46.5 cm (13.6 × 18.3 inch)

Sold for €150


Artwork description

Signed bottom left, by hand; Numbered bottom right, by hand

Lot Notes

Valerio Adami is a prominent European painter whose works have been discussed by authors such as Octavio Paz, Italo Calvino and Carlos Fuentes.

According to the Swedish poet Lasse Söderberg, “Adami is the maestro of the unadulterated line.” Indeed, Adami manages to charge his art with detail and expressivity whilst using a simple, yet skillfully manipulated outline. His style reflects the influence of French Cloisonnism, as well as of Roberto Matta and Wifredo Lam.

Passion is a recurrent theme throughout Adami’s oeuvre. In "Il Bacio", or "The Kiss", the saturated shade of yellow that dominates the picture and the surface that resembles stained glass suggest that love is sacred and timeless.


Valerio Adami

b. Bologna, Italy , 1935
Based in London, United Kingdom


Solo (Selection)
  • 2009 - "Postlude", The Mayor Gallery, London, UK (International)
  • 2004 - "Preludes et Apres-ludes", Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France (International)
  • 2004 - "Valerio Adami", Frissiras Museum, Athens, Greece (International)
  • 2003 - Marlborough Gallery, New York, USA (International)
  • 2002 - Forsblom Gallery, Helsinki, Finland (International)
  • 1985 - Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France (International)
Group (Selection)
  • 2003 - Galerie Serge Laurent, Paris, France (International)


This Lot is not available for inspection.

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