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Rudy Ricciotti En vain
published in January 2015
French edition
12,5 x 21 cm (softcover, dust jacket)
48 pages (2 b/w ill.)
ISBN: 978-2-37229-002-9
EAN: 9782372290029
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A compilation of Rudy Ricciotti's opinion pieces about 59 artists and personalities.
If his world famous architectural creations made Rudy Ricciotti's fame, his outspokeness is just as mythical. This publication is yet another example. The architect lists his considerations, sometimes biting, sometimes admiring, but always punchy, about fifty-nine personalities from Andy Warhol to Ettore Sottsass through Pierre Soulages, Francis Bacon or Claude Viallat. Thus, Malevitch sees himself described as a "murderer", while Oscar Niemeyer finds himself “at the right hand of God” but “is living in Hell because of the cement mixer”, while Beuys is reduced to a “poor pilot, coyote tamer and reporter for the Wall Street Journal.”
Also available in a limited edition with an original artwork signed by the artist.
Born 1952 in Kouba (Algeria), French architect Rudy Ricciotti lives and works in Bandol (France).

See also Jean-Michel Battesti, Rudy Ricciotti & Bastien Bachey.