Giancarlo Neri was born in Naples, Italy in 1955. He moved to New York in 1978 to play professional football. Neri studied painting and sculpture at the Arts Students League, and became a full-time artist in 1980. He had his first solo gallery show at the Kornblee Gallery in 1983, and has been working on large-scale site-specific installations in the United States, Europe, and Brazil since 1982. Neri returned to Naples in 1997, where he worked on a series of sculptures and installations in a dismantling steel plant. He currently lives and works in Rome. With approximately 150 colour images, this publication is the definitive guide to the works of this artist.