Moscow (bpb) The world-star Gina Lollobrigida starts a new career as a sculptress at the age of 75 years."There will be an interesting exhibition of her works in Moscow in 2004", said the Russina Deputy Minister of Culture Pavel Khoroshilov in an interview with the Internet-Art-Bulletin "Prometheus". The lady artist has already held preliminary talks in the Russian capital.
Gina Lollobrigida came on the invitation to the Russian metropolis, in order to look around for appropriate museums. The Minister Khoroshilov has shown the Italian lady around a Russian factory for sculptors. These are unique establishments, in which all the trades related to sculpture, like plaster founders, builders of forms, copiers as well as the masters all work together.
"She was very surprised to see all what we have in Russia", reported the Minister. Gina Lollobrigida is "a smart woman, impressive personality and professional artist", said Khoroshilov. "The artist has a great radiance. With increasing age, this creative person becomes even more charming."
The film star, born on July 4, 1927 in Subiaco (Abruzzen), after her career in Hollywood started to work also as a photographer. The European Art Foundation Berlin welcome the project in Russia. EAF President John G. Bodenstein recalled that Gina Lollobrigida's friendship with the Italian sculptor Giacomo Manzu inspired her after his death in 1991 to her own three-dimensional work. In the past ten years the lady artist has created numerous sculptures, which now can be shown in a comprehensive exhibition. "This presentation will be a world premiere", said Bodenstein. He praised the Russian cultural initiative as a worthy contribution to good cooperation in a great Europe. What and how many works will be shown in Moscow is still a secret.
Copyright 2003 West-Art, Prometheus 86/2003