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."
There are not many copies of the newly printed facsimile edition of Fortunato Depero's "Bolted Book" left for sale. But "act now" and you may be lucky.
There are a handful of books that all designers must see. Fortunato Depero’s 1927 monograph "Depero Futurista" is among them.
Fortunato Depero enlivened the universe with his comical figurative abstractions. Explore his work.
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...