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Enzo Cucchi

Elegy and Etching, 1983

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Aquatint and drypoint
on Vélin d’Arches,
bound in the magazine,
10 x 16 1/2” (25,5 x 42 cm),
printed by Peter Kneubühler, Zurich,
Ed. 80/XVIII, signed and numbered

Elegy for cities. A brooding and delicate etching imagining the transatlantic city that is partly Rome, partly New York, entirely dream.


“The present moment and far-reaching memories. Naked exposure and sheltered safety. Enzo Cucchi conjures up opposing forces from the depths of human emotions with such artistic power that his painting becomes itself the wave, the fire, the earth, the living objects it represents. ‘Bisogna togliere I grandi dipinti dal paesaggio.’” Bice Curiger Parkett No. 1, 1984