Guido Scarabottolo’s highly stylized and conceptual work has graced the pages of the New York Times on numerous occasions, but today’s elegantly written blog by the talented Leanne Shapton was a refreshing celebration of his equal success in the fine art world.
Feeling somewhat high brow? Then I suggest you take a peek here.
Guido Scarabottolo’s arresting conceptual work is hitting the road! On November 3 at the Albergue SCM located in Macau, China, Guido will be exhibiting works in various mediums. If you happen to be in the area (who isn’t?), please be sure to stop by to view his newest sculptures, large format prints, and the 32 black and white drawings that have been realized especially for this exhibit.
Guido Scarabottolo visited New York for the first time in 30 years to accept his Silver Medal from the 52nd Society of Illustrators Editorial and Publishing Show. It was so exciting for me to meet the award-winning conceptual mastermind after years of corresponding with him via email (both Vicki and Gail have traveled to Milan to visit with Guido in the past).
Here we see, from left to right, Guido’s talented wife Francesca ( a remarkable artist in her own right), Guido, and the ladies, Vicki and Gail:
A pensive Guido standing beneath one of his 4 images in the show:
A design cagematch! Guido speaking with Charles Hively, the mastermind behind 3×3 Magazine:
Two of our Italian illustrators, Beppe Giacobbe and Guido Scarabottolo, were recently invited to participate with a few other Italian illustrators in Paris’s “Salon du Livre et de la Presse Jeunesse” exhibition.
The salon, celebrating children’s books and publishing, displayed the illustrators’ work while the artists each participated in various workshops with children:
What might be most impressive, however, is the wonderful quality of the children’s work, and their genuine enthusiasm. Bravo, les enfants!
Carlo Stanga‘s distinctive MTA poster has been decorating the subway station walls for a few weeks. He purposely timed his visit from Milan so that he could view his poster in insitu.
Although Gail and Carlo had met in NYC a few years ago, the rest of the MGI staff finally had the opportunity to meet him themselves. After a brief office visit, Gail, Vicki and Kate accompanied Carlo to an eclectic sketchbook show at the New York Times. Among the sketches displayed were works by our artist and Carlo’s friend, Guido Scarabottolo. On our way uptown we went on the L and the A trains so Carlo could see his poster displayed in a few different stations.
Here stands a proud Carlo, posing next to his poster:
Which, after being taken by New York’s graffiti culture, he decided to tag:
And here are Vicki, Gail, and I in front of Guido’s sketch book drawings in the New York Times show (we LOVED how they cleverly had paper crumpled and strewn about, like a proper studio):
As a contributing artist to the New York Times Op Ed pages, Guido Scarabottolo is one of the people invited to participate in a summer exhibition in the art department’s gallery. Each artist will show a series of sketchbook drawings depicting variations on one theme. We’ll post the pictures in situi after the opening.
Guido Scarabottolo’s distinctive conceptual imagery will be incorporated into the biannual magazine, “Venice is Not Sinking,” created by Venetian graphic designer Giorgio Camuffo. The magazine, which supports the idea that the beautiful city is not being swallowed by its waterways, presents the unknown curiosities of the town.
The magazine had a distinctive launch party and exhibition showcasing Guido’s original drawings, which grace the entire magazine exclusively. The event took place at Fondazione Querini Stampalia, a famous 15th century palace which has become an important cultural center in the famous floating city.
And here we see Guido at the opening:
And the wonderful patrons of the show:
And, of course, a few of Guido’s distinctive works: