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These works are accomplished starting from 1976 opening the way to a more purely “conceptual” research in which “once again the aesthetic operation was not the creation of forms ex novo but rather the appropriation of objects, persons, situations, things coming from reality” (G. Belli – A. Marchionne 1987). The "appropriations" consists of an intervention on objects through a “repeated and recognizable superstrucuture” which results in a personalization of the object itself, such as the application of artificial snow upon objects or of dowel thrust into sculptures that pierce through them.  Since 1969 the same process is developed by applying the golden squares  “converted also in Flags” and used as a “sort of trademark or personal seal, heraldic, superposing it on reproductions of other artists’ works, magazine covers or other already existing illustrations” (Remo Bianco). 

 
Belonging to this period are also the Sculture Neve (Snow Sculptures), a sort of still life in which objects – for the most part small sized and referable to themes such as childhood or the time passing by – are covered by a layer of artificial snow and then placed in a plexiglas case; the Sculture calde (Warm Sculptures), marble sculptures of male and females bodies which invite the spectator exerience of touch since they are heated through an electrical resistance; the Trafitture (Piercing Sculptures), marble sculptures representing transfixed subjects; the Bandiere (Flags) through which Bianco creates his own flag of golden squares putting his own art motif  “where life and reality are used to refusing it, in order to remind everybody that art needs its own flag” (Remo Bianco).