Sculptures by Francesco Albano
Francesco Albano was born in Oppido Mamertina, Italy on November 19, 1976. He lives and works in Istanbul and graduated from the sculpture department of Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara in 2000. In 2005 he won the National Prize of Arts-MIUR for sculpture. In 2008 he had his first solo exhibition “Everyday Bestiary” curated by Flavio Arensi and Stefano Castelli at the Castle of San Giorgio di Legnano(MI). Dovevaccadere-SALe (space art legnano). The same year, Turkish director Cansin Sağesen made a short movie inspired by his works. In September 2009, he had his second solo exhibition “Five Easy Pieces” at Ex- Marmi Gallery in Pietrasanta. In June 2011 he had two sculptures in in the 54th International Art Exhibition in Venice Biennale at the Arsenale in the exhibition”Lo Stato dell’ Arte”. In December 2011 his sculptures series P.I.E.T.A.S. were exhibited at the gallery Studio 9 in Istanbul.
Antique Vampire Hunter’s Kits
"Kits were typically purchased by wealthy Americans going overseas, particularly to Eastern European destinations. Content varies, some kits included: Silver-tipped Hawthorn Stakes, Mallet, Small Silver Crucifix, Large Wooden Crucifix, Pistol, Silver Bullets (engraved with a cross), Vial of Holy Water, Vial of Anointing Oil, Vial of Brimstone, Vial of Vampirism (cure), Vial of Holy Soil, Syringe, Holy Incense, Blessed Candles (inlaid with metal crosses), Rosary, Forceps/Pliers, Silver Knife, Prayer Book, Mirror."
I really, really want a vampire hunting kit to keep in the vampire bookcase. Protective coloration and camouflage! Plus, good for threatening unruly minions with.