Antico's Rare Renaissance Sculpture on View at The Frick Collection in First Exhibition of His Work in United States
Pier Jacopo Alari Bonacolsi, known as Antico (c. 1455–1528) was a transformative sculptor who brought the classical world to life. His contributions are celebrated in Antico: The Golden Age of Renaissance Bronzes, the first monographic exhibition in the United States devoted to the Italian sculptor and goldsmith. The acclaimed exhibition opens at The Frick Collection May 1, 2012, after its successful run this past winter at the National Gallery of Art, Washington. It will present forty-six objects, thirty-seven by Antico, comprising almost threequarters of the master’s rare surviving oeuvre. They span Antico’s activity and represent the genres in which he worked: medals, statuettes, life-size busts, and reliefs. Antico: The Golden Age of Renaissance Bronzes was organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, in association with The Frick Collection, New York.