Alberto Burri’s art at the Ex Seccatoi del Tabacco

Built between the 1950s and 1960s, the Ex Seccatoi del Tabacco (Former Tobacco Dryers) in Città di Castello are now home to 128 works created by Alberto Burri between 1970 and 1993, including monumental sculptures and painting cycles.

The Umbrian artist had already used some of these rooms by in the late 1970s; in 1989, the Palazzo Albizzini Fondazione Burri Collection purchased the entire industrial complex, opening a large exhibition space the following year.

After all, the building – originally intended for the drying process of locally grown, tropical tobacco – always had a penchant for culture: a number of precious books from Florence’s Central National Library were saved here after being damaged in the 1966 flood, thanks to the technical equipment and generous staff of the Fattoria Autonoma Tabacchi.

Photos via:
http://www.fondazioneburri.org

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Alberto Burri’s art at the Ex Seccatoi del Tabacco

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