A great year for the artist Alex Righetto

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His name is Alex Righetto, born in 1981. After a truly incredible year, which included a personal exhibition in Miami and an exceptional performance in Times Square, he landed in Europe with new exhibitions, starting from Cannes, going through Sanremo and Florence.

Alex Righetto is an Italian artist residing in the United States. He received his formal training in fine arts at the Accademia Gianbettino Cignaroli in Verona, Italy, in 2003.

A Successful Year so Far

This year is decidedly the year of harvest, after many years of hard work. Everything began with an entire week of exhibition in the very famous New York square, Times Square, where the painting ‘The Daughter of the Mona Lisa’ was displayed on two advertising panels, allowing thousands of tourists from all over the world to enjoy the event.

The publication of the painting 'The Daughter of the Mona Lisa' in Times Square.

A Huge Offer

Following this event, an unidentified collector reportedly offered a staggering sum for the Mona Lisa’s Daughter, although it is not clear whether the artist accepted the offer.

This incredible work is the result of research on the ‘Mona Lisa,’ one of the most famous works in the world.

We asked the artist what the meaning of such a work was, with the intention of better understanding the basis of such an extraordinary offer.

From the pages of his website, it reads:

I began exploring the idea of depicting the daughter as if she were still alive. What expression would she have?

From this emerged a painting similar to a still life, a kind of ‘memento mori’ (a Latin phrase meaning: remember that you must die). It is the emblem of human transience.

A symbol of life and death, depicted by the expressive technique that shows vivid features of the daughter, like her face, alongside others that unequivocally depict a corpse.
A yin and yang, a dichotomy of elements that characterize life: light and darkness, good and evil, life and death…

Vanity Fair, Vogue and GQ

The art of Alex Righetto has gained widespread recognition for its unique style and creative expression over the past two years. With a focus on classical and modern art, Alex has captured audiences with works that provoke reflection on complex themes and emotions.

Alex’s story is truly fascinating. This emerging artist quickly resumed his career after a 20-year break and has since achieved notable success.
He has become the resident artist in one of the largest design centers in America, has exhibited his work twice at Miami Art Basel, and has even been featured in Vogue, among many other accomplishments.

The recent solo exhibition in Miami

Another great event that captivated the American audience was the solo exhibition in Miami. Hundreds of people crowded and flocked to see “The Daughter of the Mona Lisa” and the latest works by the Italian artist.

The European Tour

The artist is now engaged in a European tour that includes important stops such as:

  • Cannes
  • Sanremo
  • Florence
  • Milan
  • London
  • Barcelona

At one of his exhibitions, the Italian Undersecretary for Culture, Professor Vittorio Sgarbi, and journalist Doctor Crespi also appeared, thus highlighting his significant presence also in Italy.
We can only wish the best to this artist who is really making a name for himself worldwide.

For more information visit his website: www.alexrighetto.art

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