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Hidden Rome: Kounellis garden gate

The gateway to the monastic garden to the right of the Basilica of S. Croce in Gerusalemme, in Rome's Manzoni area, contains a stunning set of doors designed by the Greek-born artist Jannis Kounellis.

Inaugurated in 2007, the doors are made from beaten iron made to look like shoots of ivy and coloured glass fruits and flowers.  

Detail of Kounellis gate. Photo Brainart.

Kounellis worked in Rome for six decades and became a key figure in the Arte Povera movement around the turn of the 1970s. He died in Rome in 2018.

Photo Orizzonte Cultura

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Address Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, Piazza di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, Comune di Roma, RM, Italia

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Hidden Rome: Kounellis garden gate

Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, Piazza di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, Comune di Roma, RM, Italia

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