With the holiday break just around the corner, we strongly urge you visit the Guggenheim to check out its major retrospective exhibition (the first in the U.S. in nearly 40 years) for the pioneering Italian artist, Alberto Burri (1915–1995). Should you not be able to, we have the exhibition catalog in the Library and now select images on MDID!

Click the image below to view the Guggenheim's intro to "Alberto Burri: The Trauma of Painting."

Video screenshot depicting a close-up photograph of Burri's 1976 painting, "Nero cretto (Black Cretto)," which shows thick layers of black paint with deep cracks, with the title and his name in red and white text.