2018 June 27-28, July 5-6 – Commission for authentications

It is announced that the next commission for authentications will meet on 27th and 28th June, 5th and 6th July 2018.

Please send the works to be examined few days before at the Milan headquarters of the archive where they will be examined by Prof. Enrico Crispolti and Prof. Luisa Somaini.

Further information in the “Archive” section


From Wednesday 23 to Sunday 27 May Milan Arch Week returns, the week of events dedicated to architecture and the future of cities, promoted by the City of Milan, the Milan Polytechnic and the Milan Triennale, in collaboration with the Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Foundation

In particular, we point out the itinerary proposed on May 27th dedicated to the architects Caccia Dominioni and Magistretti, within which will be visited the building in Corso Italia 22 designed by Caccia Dominioni with the floor mosaics created by Francesco Somaini. The same building end the collaboration between Somaini and Caccia Dominioni is now presented in the exhibition made by Cino Zucchi at Venice Biennale.


Registration and other informations: http://www.milanoarchweek.eu/

16th International Architecture Exhibition

Venice, Giardini di Castello – Central Pavilion

May 26th – November 25th 2018

“Everyday Wonders CZ reads LCD”.  The interest of scholars continues for the exceptional collaboration established since the mid-fifties between the architect Luigi Caccia Dominioni and the sculptor Francesco Somaini. The architect Cino Zucchi, curator of the exhibition, has included three large graffiti on a painted table made in 1958, as preparatory drawings of the floor mosaics realized by Somaini for the building designed by the architect Caccia Dominioni, located in Corso Italia 22, Milan. Also photographic documentation of the great wall graffiti, performed by Somaini in the early sixties for the fireplace (currently destroyed) of his mother’s apartment, and other original solutions, designed by the architect for the sculptor’s residence, located in the same building complex .

The exhibition is accompanied by a monographic catalogue

Opening time: 10.00 – 18.00  Closed on Mondays (except on May 28th, August 13th, September 3rd, November 19th)


Francesco Somaini at MiART 2018

Open Art Gallery of Prato exhibits two important works by Somaini: Grande Martirio Piagato (II versione), 1960 (pewter) and Memoria dell’Apocalisse II, 1962 (bronze).

MiArt  http://www.miart.it/en

April, 13th-15th,  Fiera Milano City, Viale Scarampo  Gate 5

Friday and Saturday: 12-20, Sunday: 11-19

PAD. 3, Gate 6,  Stand A48


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.