Sam Francis

Mimmo Paladino

Mimmo Paladino was born in Paduli, near Benevento in southern Italy in 1948. He spent his childhood in Naples and studied at the Liceo Artistico in Benevento (1964-1968). His first solo exhibition was held at the Studio Oggetto, Caserta in 1969 and since then he has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions worldwide.

A major retrospective of his work was held in Munich at the Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus in 1985. Other major solo exhibitions include: Galleria Civica d'Arte Contemporanea in Trento (1992), Forte Belvedere, Florence (1993), Scuderie di Palazzo Reale, Piazza del Plebiscito and Villa Pignatelli, Naples (1995-6), South London Gallery (1999). Most recently a major retrospective of his work was on show at the Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy (2002-03). Paladino's work is held in public collections worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Tate Gallery in London.

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