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Painter, b. 1910 - d. 2018

Angelo Eugenio "Gillo" Dorfles (12 April 1910 – 2 March 2018) was an Italian art critic, painter, and philosopher. Born in Trieste to a Gorizian father of Jewish descent and a Genoese mother, Dorfles graduated in medicine, specializing in psychiatry. He was a professor in aesthetics at the University of Trieste, Milan and Cagliari and, in 1948, established the MAC (Movimento per l'arte concreta) with artists Atanasio Soldati, Galliano Mazzon, Gianni Monnet, and Bruno Munari. His paintings were displayed in two personal exhibitions held in Milan in 1949 and 1950 and also in numerous collective MAC exhibitions in the 1950s. In 1956 Dorfles co-founded the ADI (Associazione per il disegno industriale).

Having stopped painting, he devoted himself to the study of aesthetics and art criticism, dealing with the problem of the vanguard, the relationship between art and industry, analyzing artistic phenomena, and tastes in the contemporary society. According to Dorfles, aesthetics should focus on culture as a whole, which combine elements of fantasy, symbolic, metaphorical and even mythical suggestions. Among his major works, L'architettura moderna (1954), Kitsch (originally published in Italian in 1968 and translated in English the following year), La moda della moda (1984), Il feticcio quotidiano (1988), Horror pleni. La (in)civiltà del rumore (2008). In the same period, however, Dorfles continued to hold personal exhibitions: in 1986 his works were displayed in Milan, in 1988 in Aosta, and in 1996 in Rome.

In 2010, for his 100th birthday celebrations, L'avanguardia tradita took place at the Royal Palace of Milan. Another exhibition was held in 2012 at the Triennale di Milano, organized by Dorfles himself, entitled Dorfles. Kitsch – oggi il kitsch.

At 103, Dorfles published a new book (Poesie, Campanotto Editore, 2013), containing previously unpublished poems written from 1941 to 1952. In 2013 he was among the artists who designed the Tibetan pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale.

Gillo Dorfles died in Milan on 2 March 2018, six weeks before his 108th birthday

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    • Gilllo Dorfles Senza titolo Senza titolo
      Dec. 08, 2023

      Gilllo Dorfles Senza titolo Senza titolo

      Est: €1,000 - €1,500

      Gilllo Dorfles Senza titolo Senza titolo Sigla e data in basso a destra. Acrilico e tecnica mista su cartoncino Gilllo Dorfles Trieste 1910-Milano 2018

      Fabiani Arte
    • GILLO DORFLES, Untitled
      Dec. 19, 2022

      GILLO DORFLES, Untitled

      Est: €1,000 - €2,000

      GILLO DORFLES (1910 - 2018) Untitled 1992 Acrylic on paper 34 x 48 cm Initialled and dated lower right Work accompanied by a certificate of authenticity on photograph signed by the artist PROVENANCE: Fondazione Marconi Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Milan (label on the reverse) Private collection, Milan LITERATURE: L. Sansone (curated by), Gillo Dorfles. Catalogo raisonné, Mazzotta Editore, Milan, 2010, n. 129, p. 339 (ill.)

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    • GILLO DORFLES, Untitled
      Oct. 24, 2022

      GILLO DORFLES, Untitled

      Est: €1,000 - €1,500

      GILLO DORFLES (1910 - 2018) Untitled 1984 Marker and acrylic on paper 39,5 x 47,2 cm Signed and dated lower center Work accompanied by a certificate of authenticity on photograph signed and dedicated by the artist PROVENANCE: Fondazione Marconi, Milan (label on the reverse) Private collection, Milan LITERATURE: Gillo Dorfles. Catalogue raisonné, a cura di L. Sansone, Mazzotta Editore, Milan, 2010, p. 290, n. 74

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    • GILLO DORFLES (1910 – 2018)
      May. 18, 2022

      GILLO DORFLES (1910 – 2018)

      Est: €600 - €800

      TROPPE ANGOSCE, 1991 Acrylic on canvas


      Monte Carlo Auction
    • GILLO DORFLES (1910 – 2018)
      May. 18, 2022

      GILLO DORFLES (1910 – 2018)

      Est: €600 - €800

      DISPERSIONE 1991 Acrylic on canvas

      Monte Carlo Auction
    • DORFLES GILLO (1910 - 2018) Untitled.
      Feb. 18, 2022

      DORFLES GILLO (1910 - 2018) Untitled.

      Est: €1,000 - €1,200

      DORFLES GILLO (1910 - 2018). Untitled.. Signature and year lower left. Provenance: Meeting Art, Vercelli.. Cm 21,00 x 24,00. 1990

      Capitolium Art
    • GILLO DORFLES (1910, Trieste - 2018, Milano) [Italia] "Bandiera" 1992
      Dec. 05, 2021

      GILLO DORFLES (1910, Trieste - 2018, Milano) [Italia] "Bandiera" 1992

      Est: €2,000 - €3,000

      tempera su tela, 100x70 cm firma dell'artista in basso a destra opera pubblicata nei cataloghi della mostra "Ad ognuno la sua" esposta presso la Galleria Civica di Padova nel 1994, presso la Chiesa di San Paolo di Macerata nel 1995, presso il Castello di Orzinuovi nel 1999, presso il Castello di Torrechiara nel 2000 e presso il Palazzo Mordini di Castelfidardo nel 2003

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    • GILLO ANGELO EUGENIO DORFLES (1910-2018) AUTORITRATTO, SCHIZZI E ANNOTAZIONI
      Oct. 15, 2021

      GILLO ANGELO EUGENIO DORFLES (1910-2018) AUTORITRATTO, SCHIZZI E ANNOTAZIONI

      Est: €250 - €350

      AUTORITRATTO, SCHIZZI E ANNOTAZIONI

      Pananti Casa D'Aste SRL
    • GILLO DORFLES untitled (luminous sculpture)
      Apr. 14, 2019

      GILLO DORFLES untitled (luminous sculpture)

      Est: €800 - €1,200

      signature and date on the back

      Fidesarte Italia SRL
    • GILLO DORFLES
      Nov. 24, 2010

      GILLO DORFLES

      Est: €6,000 - €8,000

      GILLO DORFLES N. 1910 LE RADICI DELL'ANSIA firmato, intitolato e datato 1999 sul retro acrilico su tela cm 60x80

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    • GILLO DORFLES
      Nov. 22, 2005

      GILLO DORFLES

      Est: €4,000 - €6,000

      N. 1910 DELIRIO IN VERDE cm. 70x50 firmato, intitolato e datato 1988 sul retro olio e acrilico su cartone telato PROVENANCE Acquisito dall'attuale proprietario direttamente dall'artista

      Sotheby's
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