Artist Francesco Clemente will reveal his take on the espresso cup as part of the illy Art Collection. His contribution will be added to a new installation that showcases illy coffee cups interpreted by some of the greatest artists and most influential contributors to film and music of our generation, including Anish Kapoor, Jeff Koons, Robert Rauschenberg, David Byrne and Pedro Almodóvar.
Francesco Clemente’s oeuvre spans four decades and has achieved international acclaim. Throughout the 1970s he exhibited works that reflected his interest in the contemplative traditions of India, where he lived for several years. In 1981 Clemente moved to New York with his wife, Alba, and their four children. Through the 1990s to today, his paintings, drawings, prints and illustrated books have been featured in shows at numerous international venues and museums.