CHRISTOPHER D’ARCANGELO 84 WEST BROADWAY NEW YORK, NY 1007 by Mario Garcia Torres
Christopher D’Arcangelo 84 West Broadway New York, NY 1007 is an artist book conceived for the two-man show by Mario Garcia Torres/Mathew Sawyer that took place in the desecrated church of Angelo Mai in 2006 in Rome.
The book is a homage by Mario Garcia Torres to a relatively unknown figure in american conceptual art. An imaginary letter has been written to Christopher D’arcangelo and translated in three languages (italian – english – spanish).
Christopher D’Arcangelo (New York, 1955-1979) had a short career as an artist. His work primarily dealt with issues related to the art system. Son of artist Allen D’Arcangelo, Christopher worked for the John Weber Gallery in New York and spent a great deal of time assisting other artist like Alex Katz, Steve Antonakos, Mario Merz and Daniel Buren. D’Arcangelo committed suicide in 1979.
Edited by Luca Lo Pinto