Buongiorno Monsignore
Rome, Galleria Borghese
9th December 2013

curated by Valentina Moncada

Buongiorno Monsignore Installation view 2013

In the secret deposit of the Galleria Borghese, the Roman Curia is represented by 60 drawings of Princess Gloria Thurn und Taxis and texts of Alessandra Borghese. Since the eighteenth century, with the ironic illustrations of Master Pierleone Ghezzi, such an original documentation of prominent Vatican personalities has not been seen.

The book with drawings, includes texts of international artists like Francesco Clemente and Mario Testino, who have enjoyed to support this event.

The event 'A Christmas for the Pope' has been organized in order to raise funds for the Holy Father's Charity through the Obolo of San Pietro. The exhibition was attended by many prominent Vatican personalities, as well as collectors of contemporary art, socialites and the famous international artist Jeff Koons.

“Buongiorno Monsignore”, 120 pages, limited edition, with 60 drawings, an introduction by Francesco Clemente, texts by Alessandra Borghese, Valentina Moncada, Mario Testino. Pieraldo Editore.