Robert Fontaine Gallery

Francesco Clemente

(Italian, b. 1952)

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Francesco Clemente

Untitled, 1984

Price on Request

untitled by francesco clemente

Francesco Clemente

Untitled, 1986

Price on Request

Biography

Timeline

1952
Born in Naples, Italy
1970
Enrolled as an architecture student at the Università degli Studi di Roma, La Sapienza, Italy
1971
Had his first solo exhibition at the Galleria Valle Giulia
1972
Met Alighiero e Boetti in Rome
1980
Participated in the Venice Biennale
1981 - 1982
Created The Fourteen Stations, a series of twelve large oils
1981
Studied Sanskrit
1984
Collaborated with Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol on a group of works
2002
Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters
Lives and works in New York, NY; Rome, Italy; and Madras, India

Exhibitions

2010
“A Private Geography”, Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY. (solo)
2009
Shipwreck with Spectator 1974-2004, MADRE (Contemporary Art Museum Donnaregina), Naples, Italy
2008
Francesco Clemente and Ron Arad, Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany
2007
Exposures, the contemporary self-portrait, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
Atlantic Avenue Paintings, Jablonka Galerie, Berlin, Germany
“Portraits”, Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY. (solo)
2006
Chairs, Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich
Self-Portraits, Gagosian Gallery, Britannia Street, London, UK
2005
Looking at Words, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany
2004
Happy Birthday, Galerie Jerome de Noirmont, Paris, France
Drawings, Gagosian Gallery, Heddon Street, London, UK
Francesco Clemente: New Works, Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
Francesco Clemente, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
Francesco Clemente: New Works: The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
2003
Francesco Clemente: Paintings 2000-2003, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA; Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
2002
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples, Italy
The Book of the Sea, Gagosian Gallery, London, UK
Clemente in Taos, The Harwood Museum of Art, The University of New Mexico, Taos, NM

Public Collections

New York Public Library, New York, NY
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Tate Gallery, London, UK
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Art & Project, Slootdorp, The Netherlands

Literature

2003
Rimanelli, David. Paintings 2000 - 2003. New York: Gagosian Gallery, 2003
1999
Dennison, Lisa. Clemente. New York: Guggenheim Museum Publications, 1999
Eccher, Danilo. Clemente. Bologna, Italy: Umberto Allemandi & C, 1999
Katz, Vincent. Life is Paradise: The Portraits of Francesco Clemente. New York: PowerHouse Books, 1999