The Guggenheim Intrapresæ group support the exhibition Osvaldo Licini. Let Sheer Folly Sweep Me Away, on view at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection from September 22nd, 2018 to January 14th, 2019.
This retrospective aims to highlight the key movements Osvaldo Licini adopted and subsequently abandoned throughout his career, illuminating his relationship with other prominent artists at the time and focusing on his connection with his artwork and style. This exhibition shows his early figurative and landscape works inspired by the Marches, his work with abstraction in the 1930s, his development of his various characters in the 1940s, culminating in his exhibition at the Venice Biennale in 1958.
The presentation features a selection of rarely shown paintings and iconic canvases from his Amalassunta and Rebel Angels series, many lent from private collections. It also includes a selection of works by other artists who influenced and worked alongside Licini including Giorgio Morandi and Fausto Melotti.