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Mute servants
1988 - bronze

The installation, situated under an enormous plane tree, greets the visitors at the entrance to the park. Three blindfolded life-size figures hold up a round table; the surface decorated with a relief of a cornucopia, overflowing with urban imagery, which is swallowed up by a monstrous fish.

Roberto Barni

Roberto Barni was born in Pistoia in 1939. He lives and works in Florence.

Among his most recent one-man shows we recall here: Museo Marino Marini, Florence (1994); Fort Griffon, Besançon (1995); Palazzo Fabroni, Pistoia (1997); Espace Mira Phalaina, Centre d'art moderne, Paris-Montreuil (1997); Fine Arts Museum, Budapest (1997); Musée des Beaux Arts, Reims (1999); Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg (2002); Teatro India, Rome(2005); Castello Scaligero, Malcesine (2005); Marlborough Gallery, Monte Carlo (2007) Giardino di Boboli, Florence (2007); Galleria Roberta Santamarta, Milan (2008); Palazzo Forti, Verona (2008); Fondazione Mudima, Milan (2008).

In Italy his permanent works can be seen in Piazza della Sala, Pistoia; Garden of Daniel Spoerri, Seggiano (Grosseto); Fattoria la Loggia, San Casciano Val di Pesa (Siena); Piazza Roberto Castellano, Poggio a Caiano (Prato).

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