Fondazione Marconi
Arte moderna e contemporanea
via Tadino 15, 20124 Milano
Tel. +39 02 29 41 92 32
Fax +39 02 29 41 72 78 - info@fondazionemarconi.org

Orario:
martedì - sabato
10 - 13 e 15 - 19
 
La Fondazione Marconi rimarrà chiusa dal 7 all'11 dicembre
 
Fondazione Marconi will be closed from 7 to 11 December
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

William Wiley
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Blind Project, 1969, legno e metallo / wood and metal, 40 x 150 x 152 cm
 
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Italian Manhood Test, 1971, vetro, tela, corda, oggetti / glass, canvas, rope and objects, 217 x 140 x 105 cm
 
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Eight Ball on the Wall, 1969, gomma, legno e pietra / rubber, wood and stone, 215 x 236 x 263 cm
 
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Wine Balancing, 1971, vetro, corda e sasso / glass, rope and stone, 98 x 40 x 65
 
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You may call the shots, 1971, legno, metallo, corda e pietra / wood, metal, rope and stone, 205 x 155 x 87 cm
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Mountains, 1971
tecnica mista su carta
56 x 76 cm
 
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Cosmos, 1971, china su carta / ink on paper, 31,5 x 41,5 cm
 
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Communication contract and Peace Tattoo II, 1970, acquarello su carta / watercolour on paper, 61 x 48 cm
 
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Nomad is an island, 1971, acquarello su carta / watercolour on paper, 73,5 x 102,5 cm
 
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Scuffle, 1972, acquarello e china su carta / watercolour and ink on paper, 35,5 x 25,5 cm
 
(Bedford, Indiana 1937)

Si forma all’Art Institute di San Francisco. Contribuisce alla nascita della Funk art californiana, che esordisce nel 1967 con la mostra curata da Peter Selz allo University Art Museum di Berkley. Realizza dipinti, opere grafiche e assemblaggi, collabora alla creazione di spettacoli teatrali, realizza film e insegna in varie università americane. L’utilizzo della tecnica dell’acquarello è la costante della sua opera che gli procura la meritata ammirazione internazionale. Espone allo Studio Marconi nel 1971 che gli dedica nel 2013, a distanza di 43 anni, una mostra con opere recenti e degli anni Sessanta. Vive e lavora a Woodacre in California.
 
Wiley graduated from the Art Institute of San Francisco. He contributed to the creation of Californian Funk Art, which debuted in 1967 in a group exhibition curated by Peter Selz at the University Art Museum in Berkeley, California. Wiley’s work has encompassed painting, graphic works, assemblage and filmmaking, and he has also worked in theatre and taught at various American universities. The use of watercolour technique is a constant in his work and has earned him deserved admiration internationally. He first exhibited at the Studio Marconi in 1971; forty-three years later, in 2013, the gallery held an exhibition of his recent works and ones from the 1960s. He lives and works in Woodacre, California.

Principali collezioni pubbliche
Works in major public collections
Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven - University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley - Art Institute of Chicago - Los Angeles County Museum - Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York - Philadelphia Museum of Art - Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - Corcoran Gallery of Art, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington.