#019 - AKACorleone

100 EUR

3 colour, hand pulled, screen print.
Signed and numbered by the artist.
50 x 70 cm, frame not included.

A little word from AKACorleone
"I tried to go to Sicily with very few expectations, to not be disappointed. Obviously I expected to discover a place full of history, not the pretty fairy tales kind, but the gritty, heavy history of Sicily. Catania was the first surprise. I knew very little about this harbor city and I found a city filled with a beautiful decay. It's a mix of history, monuments, statues and dark alleys. Because of the harbor it feels like a place where different kinds of people pass by, each with their own influences.

The most unforgettable moment was the trip I made to Corleone. It was so much more than I expected. Since Corleone is the birthplace of the Cosa Nostra, I was afraid it would be a little town overrun by Godfather merchandising. But there was nearly no trace of it. It is honestly a very typical village albeit with a very dark past. Corleone is also home of CIDMA, the Mafia and Anti-Mafia museum. Somehow I could feel the weight of the Cosa Nostra and the Omerta in this town, but it's something I can't really explain.

For the print I used my own visual references I picked up along the way. I tried to explore the heavy heritage of Sicily through the visual references I found alongside the beautiful decay of the island. A combination that makes this place unique.”