CULTURE

The Work of Marisa Merz, Carol Rama, and Carla Accardi

See the art of three underappreciated Italian women.


Pino Dell’Aquila, Courtesy of Archivio Carol Rama
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Renato Ghiazza, courtesy of the artist and Fondazione Merz

A wall in Marisa Merz’s Turin studio, 2016.

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Renato Ghiazza, courtesy of the artist and Fondazione Merz

A work by Merz: Untitled

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Courtesy of Gladstone Gallery

A work by Merz: Untitled, 1966

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Paolo Pressano, courtesy of the artist and Fondazione Merz

Merz, at home in Turin, with Living Sculpture, 1966.

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Renato Ghiazza, courtesy of the artist and Fondazione Merz

A work by Merz: Untitled

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Copyright Sankei Shimbun, courtesy of the artist and Fondazione Merz

A room in Mario and Marisa Merz’s Turin apartment, 2003.

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U. Mulas, courtesy of Archivio Accardi Sanfilippo

Carla Accardi poses in her studio in rome, 1966.

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Courtesy of the Salvatore Ala Gallery, New York, 1989, and Archivio Accardi Sanfilippo

A work by Accardi: Ritoli in sicofoil dipinto, 1965–69

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Copyright Galerie Greta Meert

A work by Accardi: Untitled, 1972.

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Copyright Galerie Greta Meert

A work by Accardi: Verderossogiallonero, 1967.

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Courtesy of Archivio Accardi Sanfilippo

A work by Accardi: Triplice Tenda, 1969–1971.

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Pino Dell’Aquila, Courtesy of Archivio Carol Rama

Carol Rama, in her 
Turin studio, 1997.

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Franco Pagetti, courtesy of the heirs of Carol Rama

Rama’s inspirations adorn the walls of her studio.

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Copyright Pierre Antoine

An installation view of her 2015 exhibition “La Passion Selon Carol Rama,” at the Musee d’Art Moderne 
de La Ville de Paris.

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Pino Dell’Aquila, Courtesy of Archivio Carol Rama

Appassionata, 1943.