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Banana Box Smile, 2020

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Pisacane Arte, Milano

Single piece Signed Dated Titled


45 x 45 cm
17.72 x 18 in







  • About the work

Technique: plexiglas cube with canvas and bananas, rubberized writing;

Year: 2020;

Unique artwork limited edition by the Italian artist Erika Calesini who loves to experiment with the assembly of different materials and the use of bright colors for the creation of three-dimensional works with an explosive effect. In this case, the unique work consists of a wooden canvas on which bunches of resin-coated bananas are applied, placed inside a plexiglass cube. The yellow color of the bananas highlights the fuchsia SMILE writing placed at the bottom on the right side of the work and becomes the vehicle of a message of joy and positivity. The work is signed on the back by the artist and is accompanied by the authentication with the filing number.

About the Artists

1974 Morciano di Romagna, United States

Erika Calesini was born in Morciano di Romagna in 1974.

Driven by her passion for fashion, she graduated from the F. Mengaroni Art Institute in Pesaro, then continued her studies in Bologna at the Istituto Secoli. In 1994 she began working with prestigious fashion and design houses, her vision of style led her to create a line of accessories and clothing called "Erika's Accessories" and distributed in several stores in Italy. Her creativity, however, pushes her to look for new areas that will lead her to experiment with different materials and waste objects. In particular, the teaching of her father, a skilled craftsman, will bring her closer to ironworking. The first work realized by Erika and that will give a new boost to her career will be "Tree of Light", where iron components skillfully assembled, will create an artistic sculpture.

Art then becomes a starting point to manifest her creative spirit. Since the beginning of his career, the artist receives the first awards by creating solo and group exhibitions in galleries, museums, public and private spaces. Arriving at an international success that sees her represented by galleries around the world. For this artist the research and use of recycled materials are a careful choice of sustainability. Erika Calesini's clicli artists are different, from the series of mannequins to those of the bicycles, up to the more colorful and crackling BALLON SERIES dedicated to balloons.

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About the Gallery


Milano, Via Carlo Pisacane 36

Pisacane Arte is a contemporary and modern art gallery situated in Milan. With over 300 mq of space, the gallery organizes exhibitions, events and cultural conferences in order to encourage the encounter between artists, collectors and art lovers. The art gallery offers artworks by historicized and emerging artists, with a particular attention to pop and st...

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