Due artisti argentini molto diversi tra di loro. Sono usciti insieme nel disegno, per caso.
A tribute to Marta Minujin e Luca Prodan.
Two very different argentinian artists. They came together in the design, by accident.
Who was Luca Prodan?
(17 May 1953 – 22 December 1987) was an Italian musician.
He was the son of an Italian father and a Scottish mother, born in Rome after the return of the Prodan family from China, where Luca's father had set up a prosperous business becoming an expert in ancient Chinese pottery, because of the Japanese invasion. Prodan attended Gordonstoun School, a private boarding school in Scotland, and for some time drifted in Manchester and London. In 1981, after aheroin crisis in the late 1970s London, he moved to an old anglo-Argentine (Timmy McKern) friend's farm in the central hills of Córdoba Province Argentina seeking peace to try kicking his heroin addiction.
Prodan died either of a heart attack or cirrhosis of the liver in Buenos Aires shortly before Christmas 1987.
After his death, he became one of the most recognized icons of Argentine rock culture. Graffiti stating "Luca Not Dead" have been spotted around the world, especially in South America and Europe.
After Luca Prodan's death, two bands were formed from former Sumo members: Divididos and Las Pelotas. These names were taken from Luca's comments about Sumo's dissolution, when he said "Divididos, las pelotas".
He was the older brother of film actor and composer Andrea Prodan.
She earned a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1966, by which she relocated to New York. The coup d'état by General Juan Carlos Onganía in June of that year made her fellowship all the more fortuitous, as the new regime would frequently censor and ban irreverent displays such as hers. Minujín delved into psychedelic art in New York, of which among her best-known creations was that of the "Minuphone," where patrons could enter a telephone booth, dial a number, and be surprised by colors projecting from the glass panels, sounds, and seeing themselves on a television screen in the floor.She was on hand in 1971 for the Buenos Aires premiere of Operación Perfume, and in New York, befriended fellow conceptual artist Andy Warhol.
A conversation with Warhol in New York regarding theLatin American debt crisisinspired one of her most publicized "happenings:"The Debt. Purchasing a shipment ofmaize, Minujín dramatized the Argentine cost of servicing the foreign debt with a 1985 photo series in which she symbolically handed the maize to Warhol "in payment" for the debt; she never again saw Warhol, who died in 1987.