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Chiavi in mano, 2014

Screenprint on polished stainless steel
15 3/4 × 11 81/100 in
40 × 30 cm
Edition of 300
This is part of a limited edition set.
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New York
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Michelangelo Pistoletto
Italian, b. 1933
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A leading figure in the development of Arte Povera and Conceptual art, Michelangelo Pistoletto is best known for his “mirror paintings” beginning in the 1960s, which first used grounds of metallic paint on canvas before rejecting canvas entirely for polished steel. Pistoletto’s life-size, photo-silkscreened images of people atop highly reflective surfaces integrate the environment and viewer into the work. In his “minus objects,” sculptures that explore how objects become artworks through the ideas they express, Pistoletto uses “poor” materials as a liberation from the traditional art system, as in his 1967 work Venus of the Rags, a copy of the classical figure set against a mound of old clothes and rags. An early performance art innovator, Pistoletto founded The Zoo in the late 1960s, which joined artists, intellectuals, and the public for collaborative “actions” that unified art and daily life.

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About the work
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Print
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Hand-signed by artist, signature on the back
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Series
300
Michelangelo Pistoletto
Italian, b. 1933
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A leading figure in the development of Arte Povera and Conceptual art, Michelangelo Pistoletto is best known for his “mirror paintings” beginning in the 1960s, which first used grounds of metallic paint on canvas before rejecting canvas entirely for polished steel. Pistoletto’s life-size, photo-silkscreened images of people atop highly reflective surfaces integrate the environment and viewer into the work. In his “minus objects,” sculptures that explore how objects become artworks through the ideas they express, Pistoletto uses “poor” materials as a liberation from the traditional art system, as in his 1967 work Venus of the Rags, a copy of the classical figure set against a mound of old clothes and rags. An early performance art innovator, Pistoletto founded The Zoo in the late 1960s, which joined artists, intellectuals, and the public for collaborative “actions” that unified art and daily life.

Chiavi in mano, 2014

Screenprint on polished stainless steel
15 3/4 × 11 81/100 in
40 × 30 cm
Edition of 300
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
location
New York
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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