Fabio De Poli was born in Genoa in 1947 and lives in Florence.
In 1964 he attended the Art Institute of Florence specializing in graphic design under the guidance of Lucio Venna. In the early seventies produced a series of works that Renato Barilli defines " rich art ".
Sadly last year on 20th July one of the greatest italian stylist, Elio Fiorucci, passed away; I had the pleasure to meet him and share with him one of his last work dedicated to one theme he cared deeply for, the protection of animals and the conservation of nature.
I remember when he authorized the print of the first t-shirt and I post the photo I took with him in his office.
I’ll never forget those moments and I took the liberty of express a thought that you can read below.
I contacted Nancy Brilli to explain her my project on Alda Merini, and ask her if I could use two videos where she’s with the Poetess.
I was impressed by her willingness and spontaneity even afterwards, when through some of her collaborators, she let me know that she was a painter too, and would have liked to make a piece that identified itself with the play that she was performing in the most important italian theatres: “La bisbetica”, from Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew.
Alberto was one of Alda’s closest friends, together with Giuliano Grittini, Arnoldo Mosca Mondadori, the journalist Vincenzo Mollica to mention some of them. He was chosen as the “executor”, under dictation, of poems whenever the poetess had her inspirations. At any time she may call and ask to have ready a pen and some paper, to start dictating her poems.
Reading Giuliano Grittini’s book “Testimonianze” I was very impressed by a “satiric” drawing, which was sketched by Arnoldo Mosca Mondadori on the poetess’ room’s wall on her birthday, the same on which she also noted down names and telephone numbers.