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The National Museum of 21st Century Art in Rome currently presents an exhibition of works by Paolo di Paolo. Titled Mondo perduto (lost world), the showcase is on display until 1 September 2019.  

The Leica photographer (born 1925) is known for his outstanding documentations of life in Italy in the 1950s and 1960s. More than 500 of his images were published in the weekly magazine Il Mondo, ranging from portraits of famous personalities in the fields of art, culture, fashion and design, to depictions of everyday life and ordinary people.

Curated by Giovanna Calvenzi, the exhibition is a wonderful opportunity to rediscover long-lost images from an extraordinary era – including pictures of Pier Paolo Pasolini at Monte dei Cocci in Rome, Tennesse Williams at the beach with his dog, Anna Magnani and her son at Circeo beach, Kim Novak ironing in her room in the Grand Hotel, or Sofia Loren joking with Marcello Mastroianni at the Cinecittà film studios in Rome.

For further details visit MAXXI – Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo

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