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Cesare Pietroiusti chose to devote his early works to social psychology of relations in art. At the same time, the artist embarked on different social projects, which he considered not so much as separate endeavours but as a part of his oeuvre.
In recent years Pietroiusti has been focused on the economic dimension of art, namely, on the role of money as an artwork equivalent, a warrant of its value and/or the author’s signature. Pietroiusti does not sell his work, but instead promotes inflation and speculates with the rules of the art market.

Cesare Pietroiusti was born in 1955 in Rome. He studied medicine, received his doctoral degree in psychiatry and has been professor of fine arts at IUAV in Venice and at Lesley University, Boston. He lives and works in Rome whrere he was recently named president of il Palexpo di Roma.

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