An influential artist of the post-war Italian avant-garde, Carla Accardi made paintings that feature minimal color palettes, pseudo-calligraphic lines, and unique materials. The artist is best known for her paintings on sicofoil, a transparent plastic sheeting used in commercial packaging, which she often arranged in interlocking geometric forms; these pieces generate a sense of movement. Accardi helped found the influential collective Forma 1. She was deeply committed to Marxist politics, which informed her abstract processes. Her work massively inspired the development of Arte Povera. Accardi’s work has sold for six figures at auction and has been exhibited in New York, Rome, Paris, Venice, Los Angeles, and Madrid. She has featured in exhibitions at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, MoMA PS1, the Royal Academy of Arts, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, among others.