Jannis Kounellis, ‘without title’, 2010, Painting, Bitumen on paper, Vannucci Arte Contemporanea
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Jannis Kounellis

without title, 2010

Bitumen on paper
19 7/10 × 27 3/5 in
50 × 70 cm
.
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PISTOIA (PT), Pistoia (pt)
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Vannucci Arte Contemporanea
PISTOIA (PT), Pistoia (pt)

work created for our exhibition “drawings and projects“

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Jannis Kounellis
Greek, 1936–2017
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Associated with Arte Povera since the 1960s, Jannis Kounellis investigates the alienation inherent in contemporary society, juxtaposing the materials of mass urban and industrial civilization with symbols and values of the pre-industrial world. Incorporating humble non-art materials such as cotton, wool, coal, grain sacks, glass bottles, meat hooks, fire, soot, smoke, bed-frames, doors, shelves, and clothing, Kounellis' work is a melodramatic mixture of installation, environment, performance, and theatrical show. In a 1971 painting that explores the relationship between history and contemporary experience, Kounellis reproduced a score from Bach’s oratorio St. John Passion, intending that a cellist must play the music alongside the painting in order to fully “activate” the image. In later work, Kounellis presents objects rather than making them; for a 2011 exhibition in Beijing, Kounellis arranged 4,600 shot glasses filled with erguotou, a Chinese grain alcohol.

Jannis Kounellis, ‘without title’, 2010, Painting, Bitumen on paper, Vannucci Arte Contemporanea
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About the work
Exhibition history
Provenance
Vannucci Arte Contemporanea
PISTOIA (PT), Pistoia (pt)

work created for our exhibition “drawings and projects“

Medium
Condition
Perfect conditions
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, signed by the artist on the lower right front and certificate of authenticity signed by the artist
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Included
Jannis Kounellis
Greek, 1936–2017
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Associated with Arte Povera since the 1960s, Jannis Kounellis investigates the alienation inherent in contemporary society, juxtaposing the materials of mass urban and industrial civilization with symbols and values of the pre-industrial world. Incorporating humble non-art materials such as cotton, wool, coal, grain sacks, glass bottles, meat hooks, fire, soot, smoke, bed-frames, doors, shelves, and clothing, Kounellis' work is a melodramatic mixture of installation, environment, performance, and theatrical show. In a 1971 painting that explores the relationship between history and contemporary experience, Kounellis reproduced a score from Bach’s oratorio St. John Passion, intending that a cellist must play the music alongside the painting in order to fully “activate” the image. In later work, Kounellis presents objects rather than making them; for a 2011 exhibition in Beijing, Kounellis arranged 4,600 shot glasses filled with erguotou, a Chinese grain alcohol.

Jannis Kounellis

without title, 2010

Bitumen on paper
19 7/10 × 27 3/5 in
50 × 70 cm
.
Contact For Price
Location
PISTOIA (PT), Pistoia (pt)
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
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