Italo Antico

Signs of Light

  • Edited by Duccio Nobili, Alessandro Sitzia
  • Binding Paperback with flaps
  • Size 23 x 28 cm
  • Pages 96
  • Illustrations 85
  • Language Italian, English
  • Year 2023
  • ISBN 9788836652679
  • Price € 26,00  € 24,70
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Although eccentric if compared to the most commonplace events of the 1970s, the artistic path of Italo Antico (Cagliari, 1934) is an effective litmus test of some fundamental questions for Italian art in that decade. The changes in his working method, the shift from figuration to abstraction and the attention to artistic teaching are the traces that, far from the angled perspectives influencing the narration of those years, accompany us to the rediscovery of a sculptor who has always kept a secluded and uncompromising position towards what he could see in the most fashionable galleries of Milan during the Years of Lead or on the pages of glossy avant-garde magazines.
Therefore, the remarkable nucleus of the artist’s works presented in this volume offers an opportunity to appreciate the intrinsic quality of sculptures, jewels and other areas of his work, at the time acknowledged and focused on by some of the most acute personalities of the national critical scene, including Gillo Dorfles, Enrico Crispolti, and Rossana Bossaglia.


Italo Antico.
Eccentric Sculptor from the 1970s
Duccio Nobili







Works by Italo Antico in Sardinia