• Maurizio Cannavacciuolo

    Studio Guenzani

    A man with his pants pulled down to his ankles, lying twisted on his side in front of a Vespa, immediately suggests a story: One imagines a gay crime in a Latin country—perhaps Italy, where Maurizio Cannavacciuolo lives. Just over forty years old, Cannavacciuolo is a Neapolitan artist who has been working since the late ’70s; the image of the prone male figure is from his 1997-98 series entitled “La fine di Paquito a Cuba” (The death of Paquito in Cuba). Although one often finds oneself confronting harsh, even deliberately obscene stories in Cannavacciuolo’s work—the “Insults and Bedtime Stories”

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