After performances in dozens of galleries in Europe, Australia, Middle East, North and South America, and publications in major art magazines, winning major design awards, designer of the trophy for Formula 1, creator of interactive MTV installations, architect of the Memorial of the unification of Italy, Antonio Pio Saracino is a versatile artist whose work ranges from a multitude of genres, standing out in each one for its innovative approach, histrionic and iridescent. “I was so honored to create a symbol that would represent a gift of my Italian in New York.”
Antonio Pio Saracino
Graduated “cum laude” at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Saracino is an Italian who has kept intact his cultural identity and his roots despite having traveled the world and having moved, very young, in New York, where he still lives and works today and where he has found inspiration for his masterpiece Hero: a giant in marble almost 4 meters tall, created in 2013, stunning tribute to Michelangelo’s David, which made his debut among the skyscrapers of New York and is now “visiting” Italy.
Arrived in Florence by air, Hero was assembled piece by piece – 33 volumes of marble that overlap in parallel planes – in the most worthy place to host it: the Accademia Gallery, where it will stay from May 4th to September 10th, 2015.
Hero is, in the words of his creator “A patron celebrating the superhuman and the inspiration this brings […] and the universal ability of mankind to cement its presence in the world with its building capacity”.
Look at this video, where Hero by Antonio Pio Saracino is assembled in the Accademia Gallery: