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

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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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