Volume III of Enrico Castellani’s Catalogue Raisonné adds to the two volumes published in 2012 documenting his production from 1955 to 2005 and completing the cataloguing of the production of the artist who passed away in 2017. Organized in multiple sections, this volume collects works on canvas, sculptures, high-reliefs, and installations registered at the Fondazione Enrico Castellani Archives, and not included in the first two volumes of the Catalogue Raisonné (Skira, 2012).
Promoted by Fondazione Enrico Castellani, edited by Lorenzo Wirz Castellani and Federico Sardella with an introductory text by Hans Ulrich Obrist, this publication along with the two previous ones represents the most comprehensive monograph dedicated to the artist’s work and, besides being an essential tool for the identification of his pieces, fully reflects the spirit and the practice of Enrico Castellani, whose final ten years of work were particularly prolific. The first chapter presents the works on canvas from 2006 in chronological order paired with exhaustive entries; the second includes a series of enamelled aluminium high-reliefs also from 2006 that despite being similar to Castellani’s classic surfaces, are to be considered specifically sculptural works, also considering the material and the techniques he adopted. The third chapter is entirely dedicated to sculptures and installations, while the fourth and final chapter represents the conclusion of the cataloguing campaign of the artist’s work, including 200 pictures of relief works and paintings on canvas up to 2005 that were not included in the previously published volume.