Art Brokerage: Alessandro Papetti Italian Artist: b. 1958. Alessandro Papetti was born in Milan in 1958. In the years between 1980 and 1986 he was engrossed in research and busy organizing his first solo exhibitions. Between 1988 and 1990, Papetti's art focused on the theme of Portraits Seen From Above, a cycle on which art critic Giovanni Testori wrote an important article in 1989 for the leading Italian daily Corriere della Sera. This wide-angled vision of reality was followed, between 1990 and 1992, by the detail-oriented paintings called Finds, an analytical study of form, and the traces left by time on workshops and factory interiors. In 1992, Papetti intensified his research into industrial archaeology, as witnessed by a number of exhibitions, among which was his 1996 show at the Civic Museums of Villa Manzoni in Lecco. Dividing his time between Milan and Paris, Papetti's focus leaned toward interiors and portraits, with particular focus on studies of nudes. Listings wanted.