Riccardo Benvenuti (Lucca, 1939) - Day of celebration - 1987.

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Riccardo Benvenuti (Lucca, 1939) - Day of celebration - 1987.

Oil on canvas
Size 15 x 10 cm

Signed lower right. On the reverse: signature, date, title and dedication.

Bibliography: 2006, the 10x15 by Gianfranco Pancani, A particular collection of twentieth-century Italian art, C. Caneva, Edifir, p. 19, table II; p. 64, no. 21.

Riccardo Benvenuti was born in Lucca in 1939. He lives and works in Lucca, New York and Los Angeles. At a very early age he came to the attention of the critics, and his work is shown in the most important galleries and museums in Europe and America.
In occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of Giacomo Puccini's death and at the request of the Puccini Foundation, he prepared a series of exhibitions dedicated to the Lucchese composer and his heroines at the Lincoln Center Metropolitan in New York, Chicago and Madrid. In collaboration with Salvador Dali he designed the 'Medaglie dell'Augurio'? coined by the Gold Market of Milan.
He has designed posters for the soccer World Cup, the Los Angeles Olympic Games, the boxing world championships and the Giro d'Italia cycle race. Under the auspices of the theatrical museum of La Scala, he has executed an exclusive series of collectors' porcelain entitled "Puccini's women", produced by the Bradford Exchange, Chicago.
In the field of publisbing be has illustrated books for children, including "Gnenco il pirata" by Vincenzo Pardini published by Emme Edizioni Finaudi. Recently Giorgin Mondadori e Associati published a monograph, introduced by Paolo Levi which covers his entire output.