08 T/01 José Muñoz L’Arte della Necessità
24.5 x 31 cm
40 color pages, paperback, 400g black black cardboard cover with green color screen printed dust jacket.
Book illustrated with in white ink dedicated to the “city”. “The imagined city can only be Buenos Aires”, is the introduction to the book by Goffredo Fofi.
Between the reading of a Borges, hypercultured and at the same time so deeply rooted, and in the search for a reconciliation between the all-city of Arlt and the all-countryside of Güiraldes, between the last Indians and the Italians and Spaniards of the latest European immigration levers .
[quote] José Muñoz has chosen to live in Europe, but he will never be able to break free from his porteños ties – as it was for Cortázar or Puig, other presences and influences. His Alack Sinner can never really be a Yankee, but he is American, with full rights, according to the “classic noir” imagery of Hammett, Chandler, Bogart and Dick Tracy and according to his real Argentine foundations. Perhaps one cannot understand the peculiar blend of melancholy and irony of Muñoz’s beautiful drawings without this background and without the ideal musical accompaniment of the bandoneón: of “un pensamiento triste que se bailaba”. Goffredo Fofi [/ quote]
TRICROMIA ILLUSTRATOR’S INTERNATIONAL ART GALLERY
Founded in 1990, for thirty years it has been promoting illustrators and cartoonists with passion and a playful spirit. She has never been satisfied with the evanescence of an exhibition, always “for a fixed period”, implementing constant care in immortalizing the movement of the images that rest on the white walls of the gallery and then take other directions, fly elsewhere. Artists such as Mattotti, Muñoz, Toppi, Pericoli, Altan, Mannelli, Ricci, and many emerging young people, were discovered and presented by Giuseppina Frassino who in the gallery, whose historic headquarters was for years in Via di Panico first and then in Via della Barchetta, has imbued the Roman artistic life with events and exhibitions dedicated to the world of illustration. In recent years, Tricromia has made a further investment in favor of artists, becoming an art editor. Together with the authors he decided to “fix” the beauty of their drawings in publications, mainly books, but also precious boxes, papers and author’s notebooks and even a theater. The first graphic project of the Tricromia books was by Stefano Ricci, now the design is entrusted to Sara Verdone who takes care of the entire graphic image of the gallery.