Exhibition of Works by Wayne Thiebaud on View at The Morandi Museum in Bologna


BOLOGNA.- The Morandi Museum in Bologna carries on its program of tracing connections between Morandi’s oeuvre and that of some of the greatest contemporary artists, after the 2005 homage to Josef Albers and the wide-ranging Bernd and Hilla Becher exhibition in 2009. Through October 2nd, 2011, the works of world-famous American artist Wayne Thiebaud entered the museum’s main rooms alongside Morandi’s oeuvre, establishing a dialogue meant to underline both their similarities and differences, beyond the immediately evident serial and chromatic aspects. Wayne Thiebaud, born in Arizona in 1920, is considered a key figure in contemporary American art. Often associated to Pop Art, Thiebaud has nonetheless always refused to be ascribed to any artistic movement, just like Morandi. If, on the one hand, his subjects of choice seem to bring him close to Pop artists – symbols of consumer culture such as candy, sw