Salvo, Italian artis, died at 68

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Salvatore Mangione, known as Salvo, born on May 22, 1947 and died September 12, 2015, he was an Italian artist who lived and worked in Turin.

Mangione has had several gallery and museum exhibitions, including at the Meyer Riegger, Karlsruhe and at the Sprüth Magers Berlin.

Numerous works by the artist have been sold at auction, including ‘Paesaggio con colonne’ sold at Christie’s King Street ‘THE ITALIAN SALE 20TH CENTURY ART’ in 2007 for $123,535.

There have been Several articles about Mangione , including ‘America is easier to see, but the whole picture remains elusive: Alexander Alberro on the Whitney’s opening exhibition’ written by Alexander Alberro for The Art Newspaper in 2015.

Collaboration with galleries started in 1970 with a first solo show of Mangione at Galleria Sperone in Turin.

During the 1970s he worked with many Italian galleries (Galleria Françoise Lambert, Milan; Galleria Marilena Bonomo, Bari; Galleria Toselli, Milan; Galleria Banco, Brescia; Galleria Christian Stein, Turin; Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia), and foreign galleries as well (Galerie Paul Maenz, Cologne; Yvon Lambert, Paris; Art & Project, Amsterdam).

Since the 1990s Mangione has been represented by galleries Toselli, Milan; Raffaelli, Trento; Zonca e Zonca, Milan; and Mazzoleni, Turin.

Since 2013 he has collaborated with Galleria Mazzoli, Modena; and gallery Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin.

The opportunity to show in a museum arrived in 1977, when his first anthological exhibitions were held at the Folkwang Museum, Essen, and at the Mannheimer Kunstverein, Mannheim.

From 1982 to 1988 solo shows were organized in different public institutions in Italy and abroad: Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Ghent (1982); Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne (1983); Le Nouveau Musèe, Villeurbanne, Lyon (1983); Kunstverein Laupheim-Schranne, Laupheim (1987); Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (1988); and Musée d’Art Contemporain, Nîmes (1988).

Recent solo shows have been held at Galleria dello Scudo, Verona (1992); Galerie der Stadt, Stuttgart (1994); Galleria D’Arte Moderna, Bologna (1998); Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo (2002); Ulm Kunstverein (2004); and Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin (2007).

In 2014 Salvo had a solo show at Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin.

Group exhibitions are numerous since his participation in 1963 in the 121° Esposizione Sociale at Promotrice delle Belle Arti in Turin, and include presentations at institutions in Italy and abroad, taking part in some of the main international exhibitions of Italian art and in many shows dedicated to the artistic development of the 1970s and 1980s.

Salvo died at age 68 on September 12, 2015.