Ugo Mulas was one of the most important Italian photographers of the post-war period. Self-taught, he participated in artistic circles in Milan and collaborated with Mario Dondero and Giorgio Strehler. From 1954 to 1972, he photographed the various editions of the Venice Biennale, capturing numerous artists including Alberto Burri and Lucio Fontana. From the same period are his portraits of Giuseppe Ungaretti, Alberto Giacometti, Eugenio Montale and Eduardo De Filippo. In 1964 he left for the United States where he photographed the New York art scene, documenting the work of artists such as Lichtenstein, Rauschemberg, Duchamp, Warhol and Cage. In his later period, he focused on new aspects of his personal work, starting the series "Le Verifiche".