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Silver dollar club

Afro Basaldella

This painting, with its nuanced tones and sophisticated textural feel, already belonged to the Jesi family when it was shown at the 1956 Venice Biennale, where Afro won the prize for best Italian painter. There is no certain explanation for the title of the picture, but it is thought that the “silver dollar” shown in the pale circle in the middle may allude to the world of jazz, of which artists were especially fond in the 1950s.

Download hi-res image TITLE Silver dollar club
AUTHOR Afro Basaldella
DATE 1956
OBJECT TYPE AND MATERIAL Oil on canvas
DIMENSIONS cm 109.5 x 202.5
INVENTORY 5474
ROOM XXIII
FIRMA Afro 1956
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