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The Witty World of Franco Mondini-Ruiz

The Witty World of Franco Mondini-Ruiz

A Quick Biographical Rundown Franco Mondini-Ruiz was born in 1961. He grew up in conservative, white Boerne, Texas. His father is a rakish and artistic immigrant from Italy who grew up during the Mussolini regime. His mother is Mexican-American and the daughter of a severe Spaniard, and she occasionally posed for Franco’s father’s paintings. Franco

Artpace celebrates the launch of new Felix Gonzalez-Torres book

  Since his death in 1996 at age 38 from AIDS-related complications, Felix Gonzalez-Torres has emerged as one of the most recognized artists of the late-20th century. In 1995, along with French artist Annette Messager and San Antonio’s own Jesse Amado, Gonzalez-Torrres inaugurated Artpace’s International Artist-in-Residence program. In 2010, as part of its 15th anniversary, Artpace presented an exhibition throughout four