Alighiero Boetti, ‘L'energia iniziale’, 1990, Galerie Andrea Caratsch
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L'energia iniziale, 1990

Embroidery on cotton
8 7/10 × 9 2/5 in
22 × 24 cm
This is a unique work.
€60,000
Location
St. Moritz
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Alighiero Boetti
Italian, 1940–1994
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Conceptual artist Alighiero e Boetti was associated with the Arte Povera movement. Heavily influenced by his travels to Afghanistan, in his "Mappa" series (1971-92), Boetti directed Afghan craftswomen to embroider maps with geopolitical entities represented by their flags. His 1993 work Alternating 1 to 100 and Vice Versa, a kilim (woven tapestry), similarly recruited others for the design and execution. Boetti was preoccupied with the tension between order and disorder or chance, as seen in his recurring grid structures. Viewing himself as a dual being, he introduced the "e" (meaning "and") into his name to signify a twinned nature.

Alighiero Boetti, ‘L'energia iniziale’, 1990, Galerie Andrea Caratsch
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Alighiero Boetti
Italian, 1940–1994
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Conceptual artist Alighiero e Boetti was associated with the Arte Povera movement. Heavily influenced by his travels to Afghanistan, in his "Mappa" series (1971-92), Boetti directed Afghan craftswomen to embroider maps with geopolitical entities represented by their flags. His 1993 work Alternating 1 to 100 and Vice Versa, a kilim (woven tapestry), similarly recruited others for the design and execution. Boetti was preoccupied with the tension between order and disorder or chance, as seen in his recurring grid structures. Viewing himself as a dual being, he introduced the "e" (meaning "and") into his name to signify a twinned nature.

L'energia iniziale, 1990

Embroidery on cotton
8 7/10 × 9 2/5 in
22 × 24 cm
This is a unique work.
€60,000
Location
St. Moritz
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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