Saturday, 29 November 2008

Spaghetti Art For Sale

Renato Guttuso - Melancholia Nova (1980)Alitalia, the bankrupt Italian airline, is selling off its collection of modern spaghetti art, which includes works by Giuseppe Capogrossi, Renato Guttuso, Mario Sironi, Fortunato Depero, Ottone Rosai, Massimo Campigli, Giacomo Manzu and Mario Ceroli. Who? you might well ask. The only one I've heard of before is the sculptor Mario Ceroli, and that's because he chained himself to his bronze horse during a recent legal dispute (CLICK). A quick Google found the spaghetti painters and revealed their varied "art" as ghastly amateur tripe. The best I saw was Renato Guttuso's Melancholia Nova (1980). The moral of this tale? Never invest in a firm which wastes money on "modern art".


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