Issue #61

Francesco Porcino

L'Ulisse Siculo

I was born in Catania, Sicily. I studied at Liceo Artistico and then at the Academy of Fine Art, after that I did many art shows around Italy. I also work in art restoration.

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What do you do in your life (work and fun)?

I work as a bartender for a couple of days, for the rest of the week I spend my time in my art studio. I also love biking around the city and going to visit art events and museums.

What made you leave Italy and chose NYC?

After years of exploring the art scene in Italy I decided that it was the moment for a new experience and I challenged myself for a new adventure and came to NYC.

Please share your best memory in the City.

For sure when my first important gallery ‘Spike Gallery’ told me the Guggenheim museum was interested in my work, and also I remember the day I met Leo Castelli.

What made you choose this specific location and outfit?

My art studio is the place where I feel more comfortable to meet with friends.

Your thought about this project, ITALIANY.US

I think it is a fantastic idea and I feel honored to be part of this project.

How would you describe being an ambassador of the italian style/culture abroad?

After so many years in NYC I stil love to share my Mediterranean background.

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  • Time

    120 mins

  • City

    New York

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