Alighiero e Boetti, ‘Il silenzio é d’oro’, 1988, Phillips

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This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity provided by the Archivo Alighiero Boetti, Rome, and is registered under number 7126.

Signature: signed 'Alighiero Boetti' on the overlap

Massimo De Carlo, Milan
Acquired from the above by the present owner

About Alighiero e 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