Members of the “Crack” artist group, Piazza del Popolo, Rome, 1960 (detail); from left to right: Giulio Turcato, Achille Perilli, Gastone Novelli, Fabio Mauri, Mimmo Rotella, Piero Dorazio, and Gino Marotta. Photo by Virginia Dortch. © 2023 The Estate of Virginia Dortch Dorazio / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Virginia Dortch is the author of two books, Balla: An Album of his Life and Work and Peggy Guggenheim and her Friends. She studied Art History and Fine Arts at Columbia University and received a Master’s degree in Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina. After 1953, she spent two decades living between Europe and New York, becoming acquainted with many figures in the European and American art worlds whom she often photographed.