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Testa con foulard, 1982

Silkscreen on polished stainless steel
15 7/10 × 15 7/10 in
40 × 40 cm
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IP
Il Ponte

cm 40x40
Signed, titled and dated 1982 on the reverse
Unique piece

The authenticity of this work has …

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cm 40x40
Signed, titled and dated 1982 on the reverse
Unique piece

The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Cittàdellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella and has been registered in the archive

Medium
Mixed Media
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
Provenance
IP
Il Ponte

cm 40x40
Signed, titled and dated 1982 on the reverse
Unique piece

The authenticity of this work has …

Read more

cm 40x40
Signed, titled and dated 1982 on the reverse
Unique piece

The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Cittàdellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella and has been registered in the archive

Medium
Mixed Media
Michelangelo Pistoletto
Italian, b. 1933
Follow

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.

Testa con foulard, 1982

Silkscreen on polished stainless steel
15 7/10 × 15 7/10 in
40 × 40 cm
Bidding closed
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