Collecting works of art, especially by American minimalist artists, and photography is an activity that Philip Rolla has cultivated for decades with great satisfaction, both for himself and for his wife Rosella. His proximity to these artists has also always had a great influence on the way he conceives his work. The first two works that he and his wife Rosella bought, after those of his Ticino friends Pierino Selmoni and Flavio Paolucci in the 1970s, were a small rectangular painting with a horizontal parallelepiped by Sol LeWitt and a kind of flip-book by Robert Rauschenberg, a real “bible” for Phil. The interest in photography comes shortly thereafter, in the early 2000s. And the first new entries, a short time apart, were an image of a bathroom in a Mies Van Der Rohe house by the German photographer Thomas Ruff and a sea horizon by the Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto.
You will find a selection of photographic works in this section. The archive of the collection will be constantly updated and expanded.