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June 9, 2014

Giovanni Indelicato, Bootblack Artist, Rediscovered and Reclaimed

Joseph Sciorra
Joseph Sciorra
Giovanni Indelicato's decorated shoeshine box, 2014.

In 1942, the Museum of Modern Art exhibited a decorated shoeshine kit—thought to be lost—made by a Sicilian immigrant said to be named Joe Milone. In 2014, the piece of the...