Pier Paolo Pasolini: Portraits, Self Portraits

Pier Paolo Pasolini: Portraits, Self Portraits
December 15 to January 5, 2012.
Presented by Luce Cinecittà and Gucci.

The exhibition “Pier Paolo Pasolini, Portraits and Self Portraits” brings together 40 works of visual art – drawings and paintings – by Pasolini, including portraits of Maria Callas, Ninetto Davoli (interpreter of many of his films), Roberto Longhi (professor of art at the University of Bologna, whose passionate lectures deeply influenced and formed Pasolini as a student) and figures of everyday life. The selection includes rarely seen self-portraits on oil and faesite and newly restored drawings. “Portrait of a man”, will be unveiled for the first time, after a careful restoration by the staff of the Gabinetto G.P. Vieusseux, sponsored by Luce Cinecittà.

Selected works come from the Fondo Pier Paolo Pasolini holdings in the Archivio Contemporaneo “Alessandro Bonsanti” at the Gabinetto Scientifico Letterario Vieusseux in Florence, Italy. The drawing exhibition is part of a an extensive program dedicated to rediscover the works of Pier Paolo Pasolini, including a complete retrospective of Pasolini’s film work exhibited in restored and new prints at The Museum of Modern Art from December 13 to January 5th, co-produced by The Museum of Modern Art, New York and Luce Cinecittà, Rome with, Cineteca di Bologna; Fondo Pier Paolo Pasolini, Bologna; and Graziella Chiarcossi. Presented in association with the Ministry of Culture of Italy. Special thanks to The Italian Cultural Institute, New York. Supported by Gucci.