Award winning artist Marco Luccio joined us in the studio to discuss his new book and exhibition – New York Postcards

NEW YORK POSTCARDS began ten years ago when Marco began collecting used postcards and envelopes from New York’s flea markets and second hand shops, drawn by their fragile beauty and the ephemeral quality of the stories they contained. Now the previously disposable histories are layered with sketches, paintings and prints inspired by the artist’s drawing excursions to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.This rich and fascinating collection of mixed media works overflows with Luccio’s irrepressible energy and with delightful references to the figures of Picasso, Modigliani and classical Greek and Roman sculpture, often leaving tantalising glimpses of the hand-written messages, stamps and postmarks underneath.

Marco Luccio has exhibited extensively in Australia and internationally and his work is represented in over 40 public and corporate collections including the New York Public Library, the Museum of the City of New York, the National Gallery of Australia, and more. He has held 49 solo exhibitions, including three major solo shows in New York and has exhibited in 150 group, curated and award shows. Luccio’s work, including pieces from NEW YORK POSTCARDS, has been shortlisted for many major awards including twice for both the Dobell Prize for Drawing in 2009 and 2010, and the Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing in 2013 and 2016.

Marco is collecting postcards for a new project and wants you to send them to him. They can come from anywhere so if you’re out and see a postcard write to him at:

Marco Luccio
PO Box 241
Ascot Vale VIC 3032

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