Martedì, 23 Ottobre 2018
ROME

Former mobster's paintings unveiled at Rome exhibition

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Rome, January 15 - Paintings by former mobster
Gaspare Mutolo, who turned state witness against some of Italy's
bloodiest gangsters, will soon be on display in a tiny gallery
in Rome's trendy Monti neighbourhood.
The exhibition, beginning Friday at Baccina 66 gallery,
will likely draw more attention for the artist than for his
work.
Mutolo was one of the first mafia insiders who told police
about the connections between the Cosa Nostra and Italian
politicians.
His statements helped them better understand the context in
which anti-mafia magistrates Giovanni Falcone and Paolo
Borsellino were assassinated in deadly explosions in 1992
He also became a confidante of Toto Riina, the future boss
of the Corleonesi now serving multiple life prison sentences for
those and other murders.
The exhibition will feature more than 30 oil paintings,
many depicting Mutolo's beloved Sicily, from which he is exiled.
Most were painted from his prison cell and art critic
Fulvio Abbate said his unhappiness there contributed to his
work, perhaps becoming a survival technique.

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