Nello Petrucci, one of the most popular artists on the world stage of contemporary art, is the only Italian artist to exhibit in New York in an exhibition called ‘A masterpiece in the sky’ that opened in October at the World Trade Center. The complex owned by the Silverstein Foundation is a reference point for contemporary street art and currently hosts works by about 50 artists from all over the world – including Ron English, Brandon Sines, Whlsbe, Rubin 415, Lauren YS, Chris WRK, and Layercake – with the declared intention of becoming ‘a masterpiece in the sky’. Petrucci has been working in New York since the beginning of September to create an original work titled ‘The essence of lightness’, a mural that covers a 12 meter long and 3.5 meter tall wall of the 45th floor of 3 World Trade Center. Shreds of torn advertising images plastering New York walls find new life in a work that combines past and present in a dynamic way, bestowing the gift of speech on the previously silent surface. Petrucci, 37 years old from Pompeii, is an artist and filmmaker who lives and works in Pompeii and New York. After earning a degree in cinematography in Rome and working with directors such as Martin Scorsese, Ari Taub, Manetti Bros, and Alan Taylor, he began to work on various independent projects – short movies, video art, independent movies – for which he received numerous awards. His artistic journey began when he moved for a short time to Dublin, where he met numerous artists, and continues between Rome and Naples, where he attended the Academy of Fine Arts. He finally found the best way to express his artistic sensibility through collage and decollage overlaying images in order to create a world, a kinetic language, made of intersections and interactions.