Gaetano Pesce, World-Renowned Artist-Architect-Designer, to be in Los Angeles

July 2, 2010

To promote his retrospective “Pieces from a Larger Puzzle” opening July 7, 2010 at 8:30 p.m. at the Italian Cultural  Institute

Los Angeles, California- Gaetano Pesce’s first solo West Coast exhibition, “Pieces from a Larger Puzzle” opens July 7th at 8:30 p.m. at the Italian Cultural Institute (IIC). The exhibit showcases a variety of objects including prototypes, production models, video and audio, all of which span across Pesce’s career as a  world-renowned artist, architect and designer.

Co-sponsored by Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) and co-curated by  Director of LAMA Peter Loughrey, this exhibit is the result of Peter’s  enthusiasm for great Italian design, which has been the driving force in bringing together an excellent survey of Pesce’s works to the Los  Angeles community.

Peter Loughrey, Director of LAMA and Co-Curator  of “Pieces from a Larger Puzzle”:
“I have always been fascinated by design, but I have a special appreciation for Italian design. Over time I have seen so many of  Pesce’s works, each separately, and I am proud to have helped bring  these items together into one room, so that viewers can understand the  scope of his work.”

Preceding  the July 7th opening, the Hammer Museum is hosting a lecture by Gaetano Pesce at 7  p.m. Tickets are free and can be requested  through the Hammer’s Billy Wilder Theater Box Office. At 8:30, MoCA Director Jeffrey Deitch will be on hand to  open the exhibition with a few remarks, followed by Francesca Valente,  the Institute’s Director, who will present Mr. Pesce with a Lifetime  Achievement Award from the Institute.

The show is open to the public from July 8th through August 31st at the Italian Cultural Institute, which  is located at 1023 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA. Hours of the  show: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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