Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ugo Guarino

This huge mural has adorned a hidden corner of the old town for many years now. It bears the signature of certain Ugo Guarino. And that's all I can tell you about it. I've found info on one Ugo Guarino, a painter, graphic designer and sculptor, who was born in 1927. In 1972, he began working with Franco Basaglia's team on the closure of the mental hospitals. Is it the same person? And what does this mural mean? Does anyone out there know anything about it? Can you quench my curiosity??

9 comments:

brattcat said...

All I know is that it makes a fascinating image the way you've angled and cropped.

albi(francesca perani) said...

supergrafico!

magicpolaroid said...

bella, uno dei primi grafici "autorizzati" curiosa la storia che cè sotto....

Saretta said...

It's a mystery! Sorry I can't help you solve it.

Frank said...

I love finding murals and go crazy until I've identified the artist and the reason it was painted. I know you have probably tried everywhere for more details. It's a good image. Great shot. Keep us posted if you find out more.

Janez said...

Hi, I am new here and I apologize for any mistake.

Ugo Guarino (Trieste 1927) is a painter, a graphic artist, etc. and lives in Milano but before, for many years he lived in Trieste and his very, very popular cartoons were regularly printed in “La Cittadella”, a local weekly satirical paper.

In spite of his age he still works for the “Il Corriere della Sera” and almost every day a little sketch is inserted in the Sergio Romano’s page “Lettere al Corriere”.

The container vessel on the Tor Bandena wall was a gift made by Guarino to his hometown during a visit he made here, to wish good fortune to our port.

Below the murale there is a plaque dated 29.9.1991, in which the Art Gallery Tor Bandena, which is just round the corner, thanks all the sponsor who permitted or financed Mr Guarino’s work.

Anonymous said...

Its a ship that travels to all the places written.

Anonymous said...

Hello! I confirm what Janez said about Ugo Guarino's life and work.
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emiliotremolada said...

Ugo Guarino, pittore, grafico, scultore.
Lavora a Trieste come volontario con l'equipe di Franco Basaglia.
vedi il mio blog

http://emiliotremolada.wordpress.com/2010/02/07/con-franco-basaglia/

vedi poster "VOGLIO UN PETTINE"