Watercolour and ink on paper, signed and dated lower right, titled lower left
56 x 75.4 cm on view
22 x 29 ¾ in.
Galerie Lelong, Paris
Collection les Chatelliers des Arts, France
Private collection, London
Valério Adami born in 1935 is an Italian painter. The main themes of his paintings are literature and travel. He is particularly interested in the relationship between poetry, music and painting. He maintained close relations with the writers and artists of the Parisian international avant-garde. Adami established himself as one of the notable representatives of the New Figuration in the 1970s. He moved to Paris in 1970 where the ARC, at the Musée de la Ville de Paris, held an exhibition of his work. He also exhibited at the Maeght Gallery from 1970 to 1994. In the 1980s, he exhibited in Tel Aviv and Buenos Aires. Since 2004, the artist has had several solo exhibitions in Italy, Finland and Spain and has worked on the creation of a foundation dedicated to drawing in Meina, Italy. His work has been the subject of two important retrospectives, the first at the Centre Pompidou in 1985, then at the Pomodoro Foundation in Milan in 2008.