A Resin to Love

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March 26, 2013
A long overdue solo show for designer, architect, and artist Gaetano Pesce opened last week at Fred Torres Collaborations in Chelsea, New York. Despite his work being shown in galleries and museums the world over and receiving numerous high-profile awards in architecture and design throughout his career, a solo New York exhibition has eclipsed him until now. It would be hard to contain Mr. Pesce to one label as his work often treads the line between piece of art and work of design. The show, titled L’Abbraccio (the Embrace), narrows his body of work down to define Gaetano Pesce, the artist. Read Full Article
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  The Rag Chair is made from fabric found on the street. 1970. Rags and natural rubber 0.68’ x 0.91’ x 0.7’. Photo courtesy of Gaetano Pesce.
    The Rag Chair is made from fabric found on the street. 1970. Rags and natural rubber 0.68’ x 0.91’ x 0.7’. Photo courtesy of Gaetano Pesce.
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  Gaetano Vesce says “architecture can express anything.” Depicted here is his entry for the World Trade Center Memorial. 2013. Urethane resin, copper hinges, lacquered wood base 8’ x 3.25’ x 1.20’ 2. Photo by Sebastian Piras.
    Gaetano Vesce says “architecture can express anything.” Depicted here is his entry for the World Trade Center Memorial. 2013. Urethane resin, copper hinges, lacquered wood base 8’ x 3.25’ x 1.20’ 2. Photo by Sebastian Piras.
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  L’Abbraccio, 2009. Wood, papier-maches, and metal. H 1.5’ x W 0.9’ x D 0.4’ maquette. Photo by John Rohrer.
    L’Abbraccio, 2009. Wood, papier-maches, and metal. H 1.5’ x W 0.9’ x D 0.4’ maquette. Photo by John Rohrer.
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  A look inside L’Abbraccio. 2009. Wood, papier-mâché, and metal. Gaetano Vesce  H 1.5’ x W 0.9’ x D 0.4’ maquette. Photo by John Rohrer.
    A look inside L’Abbraccio. 2009. Wood, papier-mâché, and metal. Gaetano Vesce H 1.5’ x W 0.9’ x D 0.4’ maquette. Photo by John Rohrer.
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  Oh Italy! Lamp, 1979. 1 of 4 oil painting on paper. Image provided by Gaetano Pesce.
    Oh Italy! Lamp, 1979. 1 of 4 oil painting on paper. Image provided by Gaetano Pesce.
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  Gaetano Pesce. Photo provided by Gaetano Pesce.
    Gaetano Pesce. Photo provided by Gaetano Pesce.
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  Sketch for a modular sofa, 1986. pastel and color crayon on paper 4.91’ x 0.91’ x 0.7’. Photo courtesy of Gaetano Pesce.
    Sketch for a modular sofa, 1986. pastel and color crayon on paper 4.91’ x 0.91’ x 0.7’. Photo courtesy of Gaetano Pesce.
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  Italy on the Cross, 2010. Urethane resin, wood and stones. 4.6’ x 4.5’ x 4.5’ maquette. Photo courtesy of Gaetano Pesce.
    Italy on the Cross, 2010. Urethane resin, wood and stones. 4.6’ x 4.5’ x 4.5’ maquette. Photo courtesy of Gaetano Pesce.

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