Pencils on paper 42×30 cm

This is a drawing I did for a friend who died a few days ago. Armando was the owner of a restaurant called www.rifugiodegliartisti.it, a very particular look. Armando Checchi was born in Cento (FERRARA) 7/7/1953. He graduated at the Institute of Arts Dosso Dossi in Ferrara. He attended the Academy of fine arts of Urbino where, after graduation, he was awarded the Chair of role in art history. Finding teaching too methodical and uncreative, leaves Urbino and begins to build his world. In 1983 was born “The refuge of artists”, a place conceived as a meeting place with art. The local consists of several halls, where he gave vent to the transgressive and artistic imagination. The restaurant is brought forth from his beloved daughter Chiara. I am very attached to Armando because he was a dear friend and this drawing is a tribute to him and his daughter.