Michelangelo Pistoletto, ‘conTatto’, 2017, Other, Silkscreen on polished stainless steel mirror, glass and marble, GALLERIA CONTINUA
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conTatto, 2017

Silkscreen on polished stainless steel mirror, glass and marble
8 7/10 × 6 3/10 × 9 1/10 in
22 × 16 × 23 cm
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San Gimignano, Beijing
, Les Moulins, Habana, Rome, São Paulo, Paris
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GALLERIA CONTINUA
San Gimignano, Beijing
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“The relationship between the images I made and the icon was to do with the icon’s religious …

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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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“The relationship between the images I made and the icon was to do with the icon’s religious context. I recognised within the icon a vision of society – not because I accepted it in a religious way, but because it formed part of my education. My education, of course, was figurative. Abstraction came with modernity, …

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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.

conTatto, 2017

Silkscreen on polished stainless steel mirror, glass and marble
8 7/10 × 6 3/10 × 9 1/10 in
22 × 16 × 23 cm
.
Contact For Price
Location
San Gimignano, Beijing
, Les Moulins, Habana, Rome, São Paulo, Paris
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
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Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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