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Pablo Echaurren

Close encounters of the paleolithic kind, 2021

mixed media
38.5 x 48.5 x 9cm
About Pablo Echaurren
Pablo Echaurren started to paint at the age of 18 under the guidance of Gianfranco Baruchello, and was soon discovered by the critic and gallerist Arturo Schwarz. Between 1971 and 1976 his work has been presented extensively in Italy and internationally. In 1977, Echaurren played an active role in the movement of the so-called “indiani metropolitani,” a creative group on the far left that aroused around the movement of 1977, temporarily distanced himself from the art world to engage in counterculture. After this short but intense experience, Echaurren returned to painting and drawing, as well as experimenting with other media. He is the author of novels and pamphlets on the world of art. He is a member of the National Academy of San Luca since 1997. In 2010 he founded the Fondazione Echaurren Salaris with his wife, art historian Claudia Salaris. Since 2012 he is a blogger for “The Huffington Post.” In 2013 the Beinecke Library at Yale University acquired the collection of his documents and drawings connected with the movement of 1977. In 2021 his archive linked in particular to the seventies and the publications of the counterculture was digitized and put on line thanks to the collaboration with the Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History, as part of the research initiative Rome Contemporary.