Sandro Luporini
The tension of looking



Sandro Luporini

Sandro Luporini was born in Viareggio on 12 July 1930. He studied engineering at Pisa University but left in 1953 in order to take up painting.
In 1956 he moved to Milan where, from 1958 to 1961, he exhibited in individual and collective exhibitions and was part of the group then called Existential Realism.
In 1959 he met Giorgio Gaber, they became close friends and Luporini began to write his first pieces. These, however, remain unpublished.
In 1964 he became attached to the Fante di Spade Gallery in Rome and Milan together with a group of professional artists.
He lived in Milan till the end of the seventies.
At the beginning of the eighties he came back to live in Viareggio.
In 1980, Luporini and six other painters formed a group which they called “Metacosa”.
In 1983 Sandro Luporini became attached to the Adac Gallery in Modena, mounted personal shows and took part in group exhibitions in numerous places in Italy.
The first monographic catalogue of his work was published by Adac in 1986.
The second Adac monographic catalogue was published in 1989 with 2000 copies.
Adac began collecting his work in 1983.
His meeting with Giorgio Gaber led him, in the seventies, to alternate his painting career with writing for the theatre. Their collaboration lasted until the singer’s death.