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Weekend Heller: Italian Fantasy, Rome Reality

Paolo Ventura, whose work I have written about many times in this blog, has produced one of his fantastical gems for the Edizioni Corraini series Un Sedicesimo (#34). “The Napoleonic Soldier and Other Stories” is a conceptual tour de force yet haunting in its subtlety.

My Favorite Artist: Another Excuse

Any excuse to show work by my favorite artist, Paolo Ventura, is happily exploited. This time it’s his exhibition “Lo Zuavo Scomparso” at Rome’s MACRO Testaccio, September 20–October 28. (Opening reception: September 20, 8–10:30 p.m.) If you happen to be …