“The artist is in his artwork, the rest doesn’t matter” says Schifano. Intuitive, fast, diviner, All he needs is a glance to recover an image or its symbol on canvas.
It is no coincidence that Goffredo Parise has named him <small puma>, because of his feline look and for his concept of beauty which has bewitched generations of young people, artists, poets and collectors. Because of this, Schifano has chosen the palm as an icon.
As in the case of other people, he had already drawn it many times, stylized, in different colour variations, as he did under the brand name of Esso and Coca Cola.
He transformed the palm being of a religious symbol of Christianity into a Pop icon.