A detail of Pietro Roccasalva’s Jockey Full of Bourbon (2003).Detail of the exhibition at “Fuori Uso,” Pescara, 2003. Courtesy of My Private, Milano.
“Senso Unico,” P.S. 1’s current survey of the eight biggies in contemporary Italian art, features work by the spectacle-loving Francesco Vezzoli, nude-performance enthusiast Vanessa Beecroft, and Pietro Roccasalva, whose demonic (and presumably narcissistic) parrot suggests a Technicolor (and adorable!) take on Hitchcock’s The Birds. —Rachel WolffArtist Pietro Roccasalva’s Cute Overload