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Piero Fornasetti

The Face: Fornasetti’s Unique Vision Lives On

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It’s rare for an artist’s work to transcend time, speaking to each new generation regardless of changing trends. But that’s exactly the case with the work of Piero Fornasetti, an Italian artist whose graphic and imaginative designs feel just as relevant today. Fornasetti lived from 1913 to 1988, creating thousands of pieces of art. And he didn’t just do prints either; he put his whimsical images on plates, chairs, lamps and more, turning household items into priceless works. It’s estimated that he produced more than 11,000 different pieces, surrealistic visions that bridged the gap between high art and useable, everyday objects. And his vision was certainly unique. Known for his bold use of black and white and dreamlike images, Fornasetti…

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