Homage to Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Archivio Conz
Jan 03–Jul 07, 2021
Exhibition view “Homage to Lawrence Ferlinghetti”, Photo by Giorgia Palmisano
Exhibition view “Homage to Lawrence Ferlinghetti”, Photo by Giorgia Palmisano

Lawrence Ferlinghetti (Bronxville, New York, 1919). His art being essentially anarchic, anti-state and subversive, Ferlinghetti has long shared the Fluxus spirit with artists and writers all over the world. Francesco Conz and Ferlinghetti first met in Florence in 1998 during a poets gathering organized by the publishing house City Lights Italia. Conz immediately felt that Ferlinghetti was “the missing pearl in the necklace of personalities” that his collection was seeking. Following their encounter Conz invited Ferlinghetti to Verona and proposed that an exhibition of his works be held, ensuing in a prolific collaboration that can still be found within Conz’s Archive.