Giancarlo Franco Tramontin died these days. Born in Venice in 1931 he was perhaps the last great representative of sculpture with an international scope. He was a student and then assistant of Viani at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, he taught there for more than 40 years. Numerous exhibitions in Italy and abroad and present in many private collections. He had a relationship of friendship and daily attendance with our Gallery, because his studio was close to us and he stopped by for a coffee or to tell us some anecdotes of the Venetian artistic life of the past years. We once went to Carrara with him to personally follow the restoration of one of his sculptures which had been slightly damaged during shipping. Always precise and ironic, but also severe towards the direction that contemporary art has taken in recent decades. Ciao Franco!