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Star Italian Painter Giangiacomo Rossetti Isn’t Worried About the Figuration Boom Going Bust


There are about the same number of muscles in the hand as there are in the face, Giangiacomo Rossetti reminds me. For the New York-based artist, the comparison stresses the sheer expressive capacity of both body parts. “The hand is everything in painting,” he says, citing French theorist Pierre Klossowski’s influential but little-known 1965 text Les lois de l’hospitalité.

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