Con Amore
Francesco Vezzoli

 

CLICK HERE TO BUY  ”CON AMORE” by FRANCESCO VEZZOLI > YOOX.COM

 

 

Art at yoox.com joins forces with Francesco Vezzoli In support of the areas affected by the

recent earthquake in Italy’s Emilia region. One of the world’s most celebrated contemporary

artists,Vezzoli has created a limited edition work to be sold exclusively on yoox.com.

All proceeds from the sale of these works will be donated to FAI – the non-profit

Italian foundation dedicated to the restoration and conservation of historic buildings and places.

 

The work, CON AMORE, FRANCESCO VEZZOLI (FRANCESCO by

FRANCESCO) is Vezzoli’s first foray into serially produced art work with an edition

of 399 numbered and signed pieces on sale for €399, exclusively on yoox.com.

 

Created especially by the Artist for this initiative, all proceeds from the sale of the work go to FAI

The Italian Environmental Fund to contribute to the restoration of the Palazzo Comunale of

Finale Emilia where the first earthquake had its epicenter – a concrete demonstration of

support for the EmiliaRomagna region where YOOX Group is based.

The choice of the palazzo was reached by FAI, together with the Regional Directorate for the

Cultural and Environmental Heritage of Emilia Romagna due to the immense symbolic value

of the building representing the soul of the community and a focal point for aggregation.

 

Francesco Vezzoli is well known embellishing images of the stars of yesterday and today with

obsessive hand embroidered tears. For this edition, Vezzoli himself is the subject, in a portrait

shot by photographer Francesco Scavullo. For the first time, the tears hand embroidered by the

artist are replaced by a sewing machine repeated on 399 works, each with a dedication -

CON AMORE, FRANCESCO VEZZOLI (FRANCESCO by FRANCESCO), rendered

in in fuchsia glitter.

This seductive image simultaneously evokes the languid glamour of autographed images of

old-fashioned stars, as well as the ‘domestic’ nostalgia of embroidered postcards – objects

cherished by grandmothers and aunts, framed and preserved like precious relics.

 

This collaboration celebrates the recent launch of Art at yoox.com - a dedicated area online

bringing together photography, prints, original works and products by emerging and

established artists, giving them and their creations global visibility,

with over 7 million unique visitors per month.

 

 

 

Source: yoox.com