Paolo Scheggi

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Paolo Scheggi (b. 1940, Settignano, Italy – d. 1971, Rome, Italy) died very young in Rome in 1971 at the height of his career. Having many interests, he studied visual arts, architecture, fashion, poetry, and even theatre to eventually arrive at a conceptual and metaphysical approach to his work. Since 1961 in Milan he collaborated with Germana Marucelli in which he redesigned the tailoring studio. Being a contemporary of Castellani, Bonalumi, Manzoni, and Morandi, he was a forgotten force in the art scene of Milan during the 1960s, a time when Lucio Fontana's Spatialist experiments were burgeoning. Powerful galleries like Tornabuoni, Robilant + Voena, Mazzoleni Art and Cortesi Gallery, and the growing strength of Christie’s and Sotheby’s Italian sales, have guaranteed Scheggi’s success.