When my wife and I go to Malmö, we will usually make a point of stopping by the Pressbyrån store at the Central Station to pick up an armful of English-language magazines, of which they stock a fine selection. On one of our recentest visits there I bought a copy of Defrag, an Italian publication (but with English text, too) whose focus is on ‘Art [particularly ‘Street’ Art], Music and Urban Culture’. Of all the images therein, my eye was drawn in particular to some black-and-white collages by a Designer and Artist called Lorenzo Petrantoni.
Petrantoni is based in Milan, where he works as an Art Director at an advertising agency. Of his collages, he writes:
I am a picture thief […] My search leads me to the past and I scour through old books, magazines and encyclopaedias for iconographic booty - source here.
I lifted the present images from Two-Zero and the Wooster Collective. Behind the fourth image (above), and the sixth (below), are larger copies of the same that I scanned from the magazine. For a few more works by Petrantoni, try looking here, here & here.
These works are Copyright © 2002-04 Lorenzo Petrantoni, and are reproduced without permission, only for as long as no-one objects to their presence here.Posted by misteraitch at August 21, 2004 09:51 AM | TrackBack