The street acrobats
The woman in white
The greetings – Zoica
Woman in blue stockings
For the private citizen, […]Walter Benjamin
His living room is a stage in the universal theater.
Often reluctant to part with his own works, Dady Orsi is particularly attached to some of them. A few works that the artist has never wanted to give away – not even in the face of generous proposals from his most passionate admirers and collectors – because in them he finds the thread of his own story. Dealing with memory, emotions and desire the artist always keeps an eye on them in the environment where he leads his life and where he weaves his dense web of relationships. Understanding his home as a theatre in which human action takes place, he arranges them in such a way that they are in a dialogical relationship with the surrounding space and those who pass through it. Like the pieces of a Wunderkammer wisely positioned, works of art and furnishings not only weave an intimate dialogue with each other but, seen as a whole, form a sort of autobiography through images, giving the house its identity. Orsi comes from a family of artists, antique dealers, and collectors. Drawing on this tradition he knows well how, through the choice of works, it is possible on the one hand to represent his personality and, on the other, to create a harmonious background in which the life of the family takes place. Only one work among the favourites does not find a place in the artist’s home: it is the painting still displayed in the Savini restaurant in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in the heart of his beloved Milan.