Ele D'Artagnan (1911-1987) born in Venice, Italy was an actor by profession and appeared in numerous Italian films. In 1955 he met Federico Fellini and was given a role in Il Bidone. Fellini inserted D'Artagnan into his album of bizarre and dreamlike characters and he went on to appear in many Fellini films including Amarcord.
Ele D'Artagnan was also a self-taught painter who floated in and out of the Italian Surrealist scene. Using found paper or board with whatever painting medium that was at hand D'Artagnan congured fantastic worlds charged with cosmic sexuality.
This exhibition at K.S. Art of work on paper made in the 1970's will be D'Artagnan's U.S. debut.