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Fabro visited Naples in 1976 and was taken by the colourful clothes hanging on washing lines. Prompted by this everyday source, but also thinking about baroque folds and sunset colours, he began a series of works called the Attaccapanni or ‘Clotheshangers’. Brightly painted fabrics are hung from different railings – in this case, a structure made of bronze cast twigs. Fabro explores the relationship of light and colour since the change in the material’s appearance is as much a result of shadow as of changing tones of paint.

April 2009