Giuseppe Spagnulo, Italian sculptor, Died at 79


Giuseppe Spagnulo was born on December 28, 1936, in Grottaglie, Taranto and died on June 15, 2016.

He was an Italian sculptor.

From a young age Spagnulo learned to work on the lathe in father’s ceramic worshop.

From 1952 to 1958, Spagnulo studied at the Faenza Art Institute for Ceramics and then he moved to Milan, where he enrolled at the Brera Academy and started working as an assistant for Arnaldo Pomodoro and Lucio Fontana.

In the late 1960s, he started working on his first sculptures, including the corten steel installation “Black Panther” (1968-1969), which was exhibited at the 1972 Venice Biennale.

In 1976, Giuseppe had a solo exposition at the Biennale, and he was among the artists included in the Documenta 6 (de) art exhibition, in 1977, which was held in Kassel.

Giuseppe Spagnulo style was characterized by the massive dimensions of his sculptures, often made of iron and whose subjects are generally abstract and tend to conceptualism.

During the 1990s he started focusing on other materials, such as terracotta and steel.

Most of his work are on display in public places, in cities such as Rome, Bochum, Venice and Milan.

Giuseppe Spagnulo passed away at 79 yrs old.