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Piero Manzoni

Achrome, 1959

Kaolin on creased canvas
23 3/5 × 31 1/2 in
60 × 80 cm
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Aïshti Foundation
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Collection: Aïshti Foundation, Beirut

Collection: Aïshti Foundation, Beirut

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© Fondazione Piero Manzoni, Milano by SIAE 2015. Courtesy Tony and Elham Salamé Collection–Aïshti Foundation, Beirut, Lebanon. Photo: … Read more
Piero Manzoni
Italian, 1933–1963
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Conceptual artist Piero Manzoni, an enfant terrible of Italian art in the 1950s and early 1960s, is best known for Artist's Shit (Merda d'artista) (1961), 90 sealed cans priced by their weight in gold, one of many works that question the nature of the art object. Other stunts included balloons filled with "artist's breath" and “Living Sculptures,” human subjects signed by Manzoni. His “Achromes” paintings (from 1957 onward), canvases covered in materials like gesso, kaolin, fabric, and bread that undergo sagging, creasing, and other temporal changes, suggest the influence of Yves Klein and Robert Rauschenberg.

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Collection: Aïshti Foundation, Beirut

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© Fondazione Piero Manzoni, Milano by SIAE 2015. Courtesy Tony and Elham Salamé Collection–Aïshti Foundation, Beirut, Lebanon. Photo: … Read more
Piero Manzoni
Italian, 1933–1963
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Conceptual artist Piero Manzoni, an enfant terrible of Italian art in the 1950s and early 1960s, is best known for Artist's Shit (Merda d'artista) (1961), 90 sealed cans priced by their weight in gold, one of many works that question the nature of the art object. Other stunts included balloons filled with "artist's breath" and “Living Sculptures,” human subjects signed by Manzoni. His “Achromes” paintings (from 1957 onward), canvases covered in materials like gesso, kaolin, fabric, and bread that undergo sagging, creasing, and other temporal changes, suggest the influence of Yves Klein and Robert Rauschenberg.

Piero Manzoni

Achrome, 1959

Kaolin on creased canvas
23 3/5 × 31 1/2 in
60 × 80 cm
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