Brad Pitt Visits Art Exhibition in Italy With Friends
By Antoinette Bueno
AMA / MEGA
Brad Pitt made some time to enjoy a prestigious art event in Venice, Italy, on Tuesday, alongside close pals.
The busy 55-year-old actor -- who's been promoting his highly anticipated film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood with co-star Leonardo DiCaprio -- was snapped in Venice with friends, including sculptor Thomas Houseago. The group visited the Venice Biennale, also known as the "Olympics of the art world," which features numerous exhibits and events.
Pitt kept it casual in a pair of baggy pants, loose-fitting T-shirt, sneakers and his signature newsboy cap. The actor appeared to be in good spirits during his low-key appearance, even giving paparazzi a wave.
Pitt became good friends with Houseago after his split from Angelina Jolie in 2016. An eyewitness told ET in March 2017 that he has taken up sculpting as a hobby under the direction of the British artist, spending up to 15 hours a day in an art studio.
"I'm making everything," Pitt said. "I'm working with clay, plaster, rebar, wood. Just trying to learn the materials. ...But it's a very, very lonely occupation. There's a lot of manual labor, which is good for me right now. A lot of lugging clay around, chopping and moving and cleaning up after yourself."
"But I surprise myself," he added. "Yesterday I wasn't settled. I had a lot of chaotic thoughts -- trying to make sense of where we are at this time -- and the thing I was doing wasn't controlled and balanced and perfect. It came out chaotic. I find vernacular in what you can make, rather than giving a speech. I find voice there, that I need."