Created for the exhibition ‘De Chirico, Max Ernst, Magritte, Balthus. A Look into the Invisible’ (February – July 2010), the Valigia Metafisica was conceived as the perfect passport for a metaphorical trip between great artists and important art movements of the Twentieth Century.
Created in chestnut cowhide, the suitcase is covered with vintage stickers that allude to the most significant journeys taken by De Chirico.
It was during one of these trips that the artist first imagined his windswept cities, solitary figures, and statues that look blindly into the void. It happened in Piazza Santa Croce in Florence, a few steps from Palazzo Strozzi and the Il Bisonte offices.