OVERVIEW

Internationally-renowned sculptor - classically trained in traditional techniques and mediums. Unique perspective marries the realistic and abstract, is inspired by the rugged landscapes, fauna and ancient history of his native homeland in the province of Ragusa, Sicily. Of the many distinctive pieces created over a fifty-plus year career, his most famous monumental works are the Wall Street Charging Bull (1989) and the Shanghai Bund Charging Bull (2010) on permanent public display in the financial districts of New York and Shanghai respectively. His current project will also be the pinnacle of his career – Wild Horses, a stunning bronze and steel equine sculpture over 46 feet wide and 28 feet high, to weigh about 14 tons.


SELECT SOLO EXHIBITIONS & PROJECTS
2014

Geist Galleries, London, UK – Charging Bull Series Sculpture


2013

Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery, Stamford, CT – New Collection Sculpture

Cipriani Downtown, New York, NY – 2013 Collection Sculpture (revolving exhibit)


2012

Het Beursplein (Bourse Euronext), Amsterdam, Netherlands – Charging Bull Sculpture (permanent public display)


2011

Cipriani Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE – Il Cavallo Sculpture (public display)

Cipriani Downtown, Dubai, UAE – Charging Bull Sculpture (public display)


2010

Bund Financial Square, Shanghai, China – Monumental Bund Charging Bull Sculpture (permanent public display)

Shanghai World Expo – Il Cavallo Sculpture


1996

54 Crosby, New York, NY – New ’96 Collection Sculpture, Prints & Painting


1995

Cipriani Grand Central, New York, NY – Architectural Elements (permanent installation)


1994

Cipriani Downtown, New York, NY – Space Design & Architectural Elements


1990

Bowling Green, New York, NY – Monumental Charging Bull Sculpture (permanent public display)


1989

Wall Street, New York, NY – Monumental Charging Bull (temporary guerilla installation)


1987

54 Crosby, New York, NY – Sculpture ’87 Collection Sculpture


1985

Trump Tower, New York, NY – Il Cavallo Sculpture


1984

Concord Gallery, New York, NY – Sculptures


1979

Dorsky Galleries, New York, NY – Sculptures


1977

Glass Ballet Gallery, West Hampton, NY – Sculpture

Rockefeller Center, New York, NY – Love in Space Series (guerilla installation)

Castle Clinton National Park, New York, NY – Sculptures


1976

Grace Gallery, New York, NY – New Sculpture


1975

Grace Gallery, New York, NY – New Sculpture

Brandies University, Short Hills, NJ – Sculpture

Summit Art Center, Summit, NJ – Sculpture & Painting


1970

Wickersham Gallery, New York, NY – Sculpture & Painting


1969

Galleria Michelangelo, Florence, Italy – Sculpture & Painting


1968

Galleria Vincentiana, Milan, Italy – Sculpture & Painting

Hotel Villa Medici, Florence, Italy – Prehistoric Era Sculpture & Painting


1966

Galleria Il Corso, Perugia, Italy – Sculpture & Painting

Galleria Falsetti, Florence, Italy – Sculpture & Painting


1964

Galleria La Laterna, La Spezia, Italy – Sculpture & Painting


1963

Galleria Lippi, Florence, Italy – Sculpture & Painting

Galleria Il Babbuino, Rome, Italy – Sculpture & Painting


1962

Galleria Marguttiana, Rome, Italy – Sculpture & Painting


1959

Galleria Cavour, Ragusa, Sicily, Italy – Sculpture & Etching


1958

Galleria Cavour, Ragusa, Sicily, Italy – Sculpture & Painting


AWARDS AND BENEFITS
2014

Time Out NY, Top Sculpture in New York, NY


2013

PrimiDieci, Ten Most Distinguished Italians in the USA Today, New York, NY

Chelsea Film Festival, Awards Benefit, New York, NY


2009

U.S. Commerce Association, Best NY Sculptor, New York, NY


2008

U.S. Local Business Association, Best of New York Award, New York NY


2007

NYC City Council Citation, Outstanding Citizen, New York, NY


2003

NYC City Council Proclamation, Exceptional Contribution Award, New York, NY


1999

National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO), Ellis Island Medal of Honor, New York, NY


1996

Borough of the Bronx, Citation of Merit, New York, NY


1992

Bowling Green Association, Christopher Columbus Quincentennial, Hero Award, New York, NY


1983

Kips Bay Decorator’s Showcase, 13th Annual Benefit, New York, NY


1982

National Council of Jewish Women, Annual Art Show, Millburn, NJ

United Jewish Appeal, Annual Art Auction, New York, NY

Channel 13, Televised Art & Antique Auction, CT, NJ, NY


1977

The Metropolitan Opera, Gala Benefit Auction, New York, NY


1975

The Metropolitan Golf Association, Distinguished Artist of the Year, New York, NY


1964

First Competition for Young Artist, First Place Award, Montepiano, Italy


1962

First Competition for Young Artist, First Place Award, Rome, Italy


1960

International Competition for Young Artist, First Place Award, Braslia, Brazil


SELECT WORKS IN PRIVATE AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

Morris Moinian, Fortuna Realty Group, New York, NY

RK (RedKite) Capital Management LLP, London, UK

Payvision B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Tavistock Corporation, Windemere, FL

Emir of Qatar, Qatar, UAE

Contessa Chiara Rivett, Rome, Italy

John Jack Babikan, Montreal, Canada

Teddy Lo, Hong Kong, China

Direct Marketing Corporation, Oak Brook, IL

John Di Pascuale, Rochester, NY

Roman Switalski Phu Magmar, Kcynia, Poland

Westhaven Properties, New York, NY

Desmond Lim, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Nassau West Corporate Center, Mitchel Field, Long Island, NY

Seagrams National Headquarters, White Plains, NY

Union Carbide, National Headquarters, Danbury, CT

Metropolitan Golf Association, New York, NY

Cricket Club, Miami, FL

Pezrow Corporation, Montvale, NJ

Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS

The Russian Tearoom, New York, NY

Charles Pollyea Associations, Beverly Hills, CA


SELECTED ARTICLES & PUBLICATIONS

Equestrio, Creating Courage in Bronze Form, Swiss Media Group, April 2014

Time Out NY, Top 10 Sculptures, February 2014

Hartford Courant, Wall Street’s Bull in Connecticut, October 25, 2013

Stamford Advocate, Bull Sculpture Charges into Stamford, October 24, 2013

L’Uomo Vogue, Artist Profile, Conte Nast Publications, June 2013

NL (Netherlands) News, Bronze Bull on Stock Exchange Square, July 5, 2012

New York Times, March 5, 2012

New York Post, Outrage Over Caged Bull, December 27, 2011

The Link, The Ballerina and the Bull, October 11, 2011

Shanghai Daily, The Bund, Its Bull, and Bad Behavior, May 28, 2010

Daily Mail, China’s Great Leap Forward, May 26, 2010

Wall Street Journal, Shanghai’s Sacred Cow, May 18, 2010

China Daily, Bund Bull Charges Forward, Xinhua News Agency, May 18, 2010

Wall Street Journal, Shanghai Stampede: A Bull on the Bund, May 18, 2010

Business World, Shanghai Unveils Own Version of Charging Bull, May 17, 2010

Financial Times, Bull Signals Shanghai Charge, May 17, 2010

Wall Street Journal, Shanghai Gets a Bull, April 22, 2010

New York Daily News, June 13, 2009

Fodor’s New York City Guide, Random House, 2008

New York Times, Downtown’s Bull, No Longer Emblematic, Remains Popular, September 16, 2008

Tribeca Tribune, Bull!, September 1, 2007

Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan: A Historical Guide by Dianne Durante, NY University Press, 2007

Art Monthly, Public Sculpture ©, November 1, 2006

Lonely Planet 2006 Guide

New York Times, The Bronze Bull is for Sale, but There Are a Few Conditions, December 21, 2004

Washington Post, The Pilgrimage to Ground Zero, February 27, 2002

New York Daily News, Rock Solid, May 3, 1998

New York Times, A Campaign to Save a Bull, October 3, 1993

New York Times, Q and A, May 26, 1991

Wall Street Journal, Wall St.’s Bronze Bull Moves 2 Blocks, December 20, 1989

The New York Post, BAH HUMBUG! Stock Exchange Grinches Can’t Bear Christmas-Gift Bull, December 16, 1989 (Front Page)

The New York Times, SoHo Gift to Wall Street: A 3 ½ Ton Bronze Bull, December 16, 1989

The New York Post, January 1988

Interior Design, Whitney Communication Corporation, September 1983

Harper’s Bazaar, Harper’s Publications, September 1981

Vogue Magazine, Conde Nast Publications, September 1981

Architectural Digest, Knapp Communications, March 1981

Wichita Art Museum Newsletter, Museum Publications, January 1981

The Livable City, Municipal Art Society, July 1978

The Hampton Chronicle News, August 25, 1977

The New York Daily News, Sculptor Rolling Stones but He Hasn’t Lost his Marbles, July 14, 1977

The New York Post, Art with a Midnight Message, July 13, 1977 (Front Page)

Il Progresso, May 16, 1975

The Sunday Star Ledger of New Jersey, April 20, 1975

The Metropolitan Golf Association, Annual Report, 1975

Arte Italiana Contemporanea, #5, Firenze, Italy, 1970

Annuario Degli Artisti Toscani, Italy, 1970