A sensational and satirical examination of heroism, celebrity-worship, and mortal demise, Federico Solmi presents Rocco Never Dies, a four-minute large-scale drawing animation with related paintings and drawings at Gallery Boreas in Williamsburg. This is the artist’s first solo show in New York.
The animation presents a fanciful story, depicting the sudden death of a super celebrity porn star at a moment of career climax. The artist is a fan of the real life Rocco Sifreddi, who has played good-secret-agent characters in feature-length pornographic films with saving-the-world plots. From that inspiration, Mr. Solmi has placed himself and his wife, Jennifer Bouck in starring animated roles.