His attraction to white is rare but perfectly follows one of the major trends of Italian modern art, after the achromatic folds by Manzoni, the lacerations by Fontana and the geometric patterns by Castellani.
Gnoli uses a technique of acrylic and sand that brings an effect of texture onto the canvas. On the other side of the Atlantic, artistic variations in the white are experienced by Robert Ryman.
Shirt collar size 14 1/2 displays an immaculate and neatly folded shirt with a light fringe of shadow and a geometry interrupted by the size label. Such use of hyperrealism in white is a feat of composition. This artwork 170 x 130 cm is estimated $ 7M, for sale by Phillips on May 13 in New York, lot 30.