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OVER A QUARTER CENTURY OF DEDICATION TO PROTECTING, PRESERVING AND PROMOTING EROTIC ART.

DISPATCH SPRING 2002

MARCELLO & TERRY TURNER TRIBUTE

erotic art newsRenowned sculptor and longtime Foundation favorite Marcello Lupetti died on December 28, 2001, of a heart attack.  He was 49.

Marcello at work in his studio

A native of Argentina, Marcello survived kidnapping and six months of torture by the Argentine secret police.  When he was finally released, it was in the same way he was kidnapped – by being put in the trunk of a car and dropped off near his home town.

Marcello left Argentina, and moved to Rio de Janeiro, and after several years, migrated to Germany where he began his career as a sculptor, focusing on classical works.  He traveled to the United States in1995, and finally settled in the Los Angeles area with Terry Turner, with whom he spent the rest of his life.  Terry provided the safe environment for Marcello to excel as a sculptor, developing a large patron base which purchased his male erotic works in marble, soapstone and resins.

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“Magnus”, 2001, British Columbia soapstone, 8" x 8" x 6", $2,300.00*
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“Claro que si!”, 2000, semitranslucent white Italian alabaster 11" x 10" x 9" $2,860.00*
* Above works are available through the Foundation - please contact Volker Morlock at volker@artnet.net or (310) 229-5251

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In another tragic turn of events, Terry passed away only three weeks after Marcello’s death.

Marcello and Terry Turner (R)

All who met and knew these gentle men acknowledge that they left a lasting impact, personally and artistically.  We will miss them.

Marcello and Terry left the Foundation works to sell on their behalf: the proceeds will be placed into an Emerging Artist Fund to provide grants and cash awards for contests. The two works shown here are just the first of several pieces we will be making available for sale.


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