Monument to the Italian Sailors’s Cinquantenaire – Milan

The National Association of Italian Sailors (ANMI) celebrate the cinquantenaire of the monument realized by Francesco Somaini on request of the President Commander Angelo Monfrini, Vice-president Commander Luigi Gattini-Bernabò  and Engineer Guido Jarach. The opening was on September the 10th 1967, with the presence of the Prime Mister Aldo Moro.

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“Small Size” CAMeC – La Spezia

At the Centre of Modern and Contemporary Art (CAMeC) of La Spezia is underway the”Small Size” exhibition, wich presents 196 works of 119 authors, coming from various collections.  Among them, is also a sculpture by Francesco Somaini, “Piccolo Nauta” of 1960, coming from Giorgio Cozzani donation.

The exhibition, curated by Eleonora Acerbi in partnership with Cristiana Maucci, will be open until  November 5th

Opening: from Tuesday to Sunday 11-18. Closed on Monday

CAMeC – Centro d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea

Piazza Cesare Battisti, 1
19121 La Spezia
tel. +39 0187 730404

Gocce in movimento – Filodrammatici Theater

Luigi Caccia Dominioni, in charge of restructuring Filodrammatici Theater, commited to sculptor Francesco Somaini the design and the execution of pavement mosaics.
There’ll be exposed design drawings and wash-up inks made by Somaini starting from the plans provided by Caccia Dominioni Studio. Mosaics have been executed in 1969 by Bernasconi firm of Como.
Curated by Paolo Giubileo​ in partnership with Paolo Campiglio ​and PRR Architetti.
Opening on October 27th
October 27th – November 2017
Filodrammatici Theater
Via Filodrammatici, 1, 20121 Milan

Utopia e Progetto. Sguardi sulla scultura del Novecento – Gallery Open Art – Prato

The exhibition, curated by Mauro Stefanini and accompanied by a catalogue with a critical essay by Beatrice Buscaroli, shows works of numerous Italian sculptors from Marino Marini to Luigi Mainolfi. Somaini is present with a group of sculptures realized between 1958 and 1967-69: Proposta per un monumento, 1958; Racconto sul cielo, 1961; Piccolo racconto, 1965; Da sotto la polvere. Quasi un volo I, 1967 – 69 and Caduta dell’uomo. Caduta dal potere, 1967-69.

The opening will be on Saturday, May 20, at 5.30 pm

Gallery Open Art – Modern and contemporary Art

20 May to 23 September 2017

V.le della Repubblica 24, 59100 Prato

RECALL SCULPTURE – Koninklijk Museum – Antwerp

In cooperation with Museum Middelheim Antwerp the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp is planning an exhibition about sculptures.

Among the exhibits, there’ll be the sculpture Grande Ferito (bronze), 1960 by Francesco Somaini, exposed at the VI Biennale of Middelhein in 1961 and then collection of the Koninklijk Museum.

October 28 – March 18, 2018

Koninlijk Museum Voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen

Lange Kievitstraat 111-113 bus 100, B-2018 Antwerpen


NEW YORK NEW YORK. The rediscovery of America – Gallerie d’Italia e Museo del 900 – Milan

The exhibition "NEW YORK NEW YORK. The rediscovery of America: Italian Art form  Futurism to Pop Art", curated by Francesco Tedeschi, illustrates 
Italian art production from Futurism to the late sixties of the twentieth century, through 
works that have been developed after the artists' confrontation with North American reality, or which 
have been exhibited in major exhibitions dedicated to Italian art in the United States.

Somaini is exposed in the spaces of the Gallerie d'Italia in Piazza Scala with two large 
works, Proposal for a monument of 1961, related to the Baltimora monumental project, and 
Prometheus of 1963, exposed in the solo exhibition of 1964 at Galleria Odyssia in New York.
These sculptures illustrate the dialogue between the sculptural language and the city landscape..

Gallerie d'Italia, Piazza Scala - Museo del Novecento, via Guglielmo Marconi 1
13 April to 17 September 2017


The work for the catalogue raisonné of the sculptor Francesco Somaini (1926-2005) is about to be closed.

The first book, curated by Enrico Crispolti and Luisa Somaini, will be dedicated to sculpture and will be published by Skira.

Collectors are advised to URGENTLY send the following form filled (one form for each work of art), and at least one publishable photograph of the work of art (therefore taken by a professional photographer), together with a photograph of the signature detail.
The Archive is available for any doubt or supplementary information.