Pino Pascali was one of the most important Italian artists of the 1960s and took part in the first Arte Povera shows, but he was killed in a motorcycle crash in 1968. Sceptical of artists who adopted a consistent style, Pascali attempted to change the materials and themes of his work with every new show. Trap was from his penultimate group of sculptures, the Reconstructions of Nature series, shown at the Attico Gallery in Rome in 1968. This series, which also included sculptures of a drawbridge and a rope bridge, drew upon Pascali’s fascination with American movies. Click here for more information.