Born in New York, he moved to Europe and completed his artistic studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, where he moved after World War II. He works with the La Tartaruga Gallery and, in 1958, begins a long partnership with Leo Castelli, which will take him to his New York Gallery and to which he will be linked from a deep friendship until the death of the gallery owner in 1999. Between 1959 and 1992 there are ten personal exhibitions at the Leo Castelli Gallery, in addition to the group shows in which he exhibits together with, among others, Norman Bluhm, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauchenberg, James Rosenquist, John Chamberlain and Julian Schnabel. He has also participated in several editions of the Venice Biennale. His works are characterized by the use of poor materials, such as canvas and wood. Passionate car racer, he instills this passion in his work by creating a series of themed sculptures with recycled material. His works are in the major museum collections in the world, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Kunstsammlungen zu Weimar Museum, the Civic Museum of Contemporary Art in Milan, etc.
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