Charlie Chaplin’s moustache and bowler peep in the wall of the living. On the table, a precious set, portraying Josephine Baker and Sophia Loren. In the bedroom, a portrait by the unmistakable sign of the artist and big master of advertising communication Gianni Li Muli. Among the sequins of the musical comedies, memorable events and people, the sparkling lights of Hollywood and Cinecittà, here is a portrait gallery figuring top characters as Winston Churchill, Sandro Pertini, Pope Woijtyla and Albert Einstein, stars and cult artists as Woody Allen, Federico Fellini, Marlon Brando, Anna Magnani, Fred Astaire, Liza Minelli and Ella Fitzgerald.
Myths becoming now part of the world of the interior design thanks to the Gianni Li Muli Home&Style Collection, an exclusive brand expressly conceived to clad every space with art: home details, wall art and decorations, installation arts for wide spaces and personalizations for hotels, halls, etc. It could be considered as an operation of so-called brand stretching, consisting in the extension of the brand activities in different fields from the first core business. In this case, the common point between art and design is the word collection, used with two particular purposes: to show every element of Home&Style as a unique piece, thanks to the plurality of personalizable subjects, and to give the possibility of creating at home a real art gallery, with the purchase of the lithographies and the original art works by Gianni Li Muli.
MULTIFORM AND ECLECTIC ARTIST, GIANNI LI MULI HAD OFTEN CONTACTS WITH IN THE WORLD OF THEATRE AND OF CINEMA, CONNECTING THESE VARIOUS PASSIONS WITH HIS “SATIROGRAPHIC” PORTRAITS. HE EXPRESSED HIS CREATIVITY IN DIFFERENT WAYS, MIXING AND COMBINING HIS FAVOURITE TECHNIQUES: THE AIRBRUSH, THE SYNTHESIS OF A FEW, CHARACTERIZING LINES, THE INCREDIBLE FUSION OF GRAPHICS AND COLOURS IN THE PORTRAITS. MANY LOGOS AND POSTERS COMPLETE THIS GALLERY, ATTESTING OVER 40 YEARS OF COMMUNICATION AND ADVERTISING IN SICILY.
BORN IN THE FAMOUS “VUCCIRIA” IN PALERMO, GIANNI LI MULI RECEIVED MANY AWARDS FOR HIS CREATIVITY AND VERSATILITY: AMONG OTHERS, THE “PREMIO AZIENDA MONOPOLIO BANANE” (1948), TWO “PALME D’ORO” IN BORDIGHERA, AN AWARD FROM THE PRESIDENT OF ITALIAN REPUBLIC SENATE (1996) AND THE “PREMIO TELAMONE” (2006).
IMPORTANT COLLECTIONS AND FAMOUS MUSEUMS ALL OVER THE WORLD (MUSEO INTERNAZIONALE DELLA CARICATURA DI TOLENTINO, THE SORBONNE IN PARIS, THE BIENNALE IN VENICE, THE CENTRO SPERIMENTALE DI CINEMATOGRAFIA) HOST HIS WORKS; MOREOVER, IN THE PAST THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE CARICATURE ARTS REQUESTED THE “SATIROGRAPHIES” FOR AN EXHIBITION AT MOMA IN NEW YORK. ALL THE WORKS BY GIANNI LI MULI ARE VISIBLE AT WWW.GIANNILIMULI.IT