Bolts Are Back

Aguinaldo Perrone is an Italian designer who seems to channel the spirit of Fortunato Depero. He recently published an homage to Depero's Bolted Book, tit…

A Tale of Two Sketches

The other Sunday at Rome's largest flea market Porta Portese the eagle-eyed Louise Fili and Steven Heller spied a small booth selling a few mediocre pencil sketches with one notable exception. The colored pencil drawing on paper (bottom) signed "F. Depero / 1926."

Futurists and Their Exhibitions

The Italian Futurists were nothing if not self-promoting. The number of magazines, newspapers, and other printed matter that extolled their ideas was incredible. And the frequency of exhibitions over two decades was just as staggering. Futurist exhibit catalogs allow a vivid look into how a movement, so anti–entrenched art establishment as it was, found...