Alighiero Boetti, ‘Tra Sè e Sè (Alternando da Uno a Cento e Viceversa)’, 1979, Simon Lee Gallery

Registered in the Archivio Alighiero Boetti, Rome under 6883.

Signature: Signed, inscribed, and dated

"Alighiero Boetti + Pier Paolo Calzolari, Mario Merz, Giuseppe Penone, Michelangelo Pistoletto", Ben Brown, Hong Kong. 15 May - 28 July 2012.
"From De Chirico to Cattelan: A Survey of 20th Century Italian Art", Ben Brown Fine Arts , London. 8 October - 30 November 2012, (illustrated p.53).

Private Collection, Europe

About Alighiero Boetti

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.

Italian, 1940-1994, Turin, Italy