Piero Manzoni, ‘Achrome’, 1958, Painting, Kaolin on wrinckled canvas, Collezione Maramotti
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Piero Manzoni

Achrome, 1958

Kaolin on wrinckled canvas
Location
Reggio Emilia
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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’, 1958, Painting, Kaolin on wrinckled canvas, Collezione Maramotti
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About the work
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© Piero Manzoni / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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, 1958

Kaolin on wrinckled canvas
Location
Reggio Emilia
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