Roma, 11. settembre 1926
Flavio Constantini 1976 10.5 x 16.5
On September 11, 1926, anarchist Gino Lucetti (1900-1943) threw a bomb at Mussolini’s passing car. Sadly, the bomb bounced off without hurting Il Douche, and Lucetti was arrested. The would-be assassin was sentenced to 30 years in prison, but escaped in 1943 (being killed in a bombing raid shortly afterward.)
Flavio Costantini (1926-2013) was an Italian artist, designer, and printmaker. Costantini created portraits of writers and artists for newspapers, and illustrated several novels. His early works were inspired by the novelist Franz Kafka, and by literary, utopian and—after reading Victor Serge’s Memoires of a Revolutionary in the 1960’s—anarchist visions. Costantini did a large number of illustrations for the British anarchist publisher Cienfuegos Press, which published a—sadly—out of print collection of his work entitled The Art of Anarchy.
This is a full-bleed digital reprint on 80 lbs cardstock from Costantini’s Anarchist Series—not the original with metallic inks.