Novi Ligure, January the 2nd, 2015.
Fausto Coppi, the Campionissimo, died 55 years ago. Every year there is a celebration, to honour one of the greatest cyclist of all times, in a territory that gave much, very much to the world of cycling. In this occasion, this year, Museo dei Campionissimi invited Riccardo Guasco, the artist who created the image of La Mitica among others things. Guasco is not a cyclist, as he admits during the brief inauguration speech, but undoubtedly he succeeded in rapresenting a world with few lines like no one else. His characters, his stroke and his colours are always in between tradition and modernity, and this is probably the key of his deserved success. He says that, in occasion of this exhibition, he decided to bring out all materials he had about cycling, so that it is possible to see the cyclists portraits, beautiful sketches, tables, paintings and lithographies. It is a full immersion in a world that shows all its charm. All tables are really terrific and do worth a visit. The exhibition will be open until the end of March. Do not miss it.
MUSEO DEI CAMPIONISSIMI
Viale dei Campionissimi, 2
15067 Novi Ligure (AL)