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Vito (1940). Italian-American artist born in New York in the Bronx. Among the first exponents of that branch of Conceptual Art known as Behavioral Art, he always considered the experience of the body as fundamental to his work (performance art, photography, and sculpture). For this reason he created sculpture in the shape of garments, such as his installation at the Museo Pecci in Prato in 1991, in which six gigantic brassieres with cups made of wire netting and plastered fabric were adjusted by shoulder straps made of steel cables. In 1993 he created Shirt/Jacket of Pockets, a jacket of transparent plastic made of pockets joined together by zippers. Leaf Shirt was done in 1985: a green leaf-covered shirt as a symbol of the deep connection between nature and the human body.