The Easel

Imagine: New Imagery in Italian Art 1960-1969, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice — review

Postwar Italian art is on a tear, with prices and critical appreciation both on the rise. A group of Rome-based artists, often linked with Pop, is getting particular attention. A show in Venice demonstrates their aesthetic was uniquely influenced by Italy’s classical heritage. “[C]omparisons with Warhol only go so far. His Campbell’s soup cans … have an entirely different charge from… Botticelli’s Venus”.