Riccardo Previdi

Francesca Minini

Francesca Minini, daughter of Brescia gallery owner Massimo Minini, has opened a new gallery in Lambrate, the neighborhood that is becoming Milan’s trendiest contemporary art district. Her inaugural show—thirty-one-year-old artist Riccardo Previdi’s first solo—took its title from C’était un rendez-vous, a short film by French director Claude Lelouch, shot in 1976. A single, nine-minute shot, the film records a mad dash through the streets of Paris (the director mounted a gyro-stabilized camera on the hood of a Ferrari) that ends at the hill of the Sacré Coeur de Montmartre, where the driver meets up with a young blond woman. With the car running red lights and zooming through half-empty streets in the early morning at incredible velocity and with the sound of grinding gears its only sound track, the film became a cult classic, thanks to both its cinematic virtuosity and its sense of youthful

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