Born in Venice and raised in nearby Vicenza, Scarpa was known for his ability to combine humble materials with precious ones: an incredible and, until then, unheard of combination which was brought to life thanks to Scarpa's interest in Japanese minimalist architecture and the richer in details Venetian style.
To mark this stylish new addition to our line-up, we thought we’d explore why these regal fibres became to be so revered. We have already explained all you need to know about cashmere, so we now explore the history of silk and it’s journey on the extraordinary Silk Road.
In Conversation: Mathieu Paris - Senior Director at WHITE CUBE
Since joining White Cube in 2014 Mathieu Paris has organised and curated several exhibitions at the gallery, taking the discourse around political, social and economic unrest in the US as its starting point, the latter displayed works by renowned artists including Jean-Michel Basquiat, David Hammons, Robert Mapplethorpe, Cady Noland, Barbara Kruger and Richard Prince.