A racing car with its trunk adorned by great exhaust pipes like snakes with an explosive breath … a roaring car that seems to be driving under shrapnel, is more beautiful than the Victory of Samothrace. Filippo Tommaso Marinetti
For the first time is presented an overview on Italian Futurism at the Guggenheim Museum, the multidisciplinary exhibition Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe, examines the historical significance of the movement since its inception, with Marinetti’s Futurist manifesto, until its demise at the end of the Second World War. The Futurism openly extols the virtues of mechanical progress, and the modern world, rejecting violently and openly, everything related to the past, where great artists like Fortunato Depero, Umberto Boccioni, Carlo Carra, Giacomo Balla and Luigi Russolo were the main exponents.
Market Data: One of the most representative works of Futurism is the sculpture Unique Forms of Continuity in Space by Umberto Boccioni. The original plaster was acquired by the great Brazilian art patron Ciccillio Matarazzo, who later donated it to the Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo.
Source and images: ©Guggenheim Museum