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Piacentino, Giannilocked

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Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 1945, in Cosenza.

Sculptor.

Piacentino started out in an American Minimalist vein, with a reputation as a representative of Arte Povera, but was soon attracted by all things mechanical, being himself an adept mechanic and a practitioner of motorcycle racing. He constructed kinds of high-powered racing vehicles, but though they looked elegant, their practical reliability was more in the realm of a Leonardesque utopia. He first exhibited in ...

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