Piero Manzoni, ‘Merda d'Artista (Artist's Shit)’, 2013, Heritage Auctions
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Piero Manzoni

Merda d'Artista (Artist's Shit), 2013

Tin can and printed paper
3 in
7.6 cm
Edition 23/9000
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Condition Report: Unframed, no visible condition issues.

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Printed signature and edition number to the top; Stamped 'Piero Manzoni 1963/2013 Merda d'artista dell'anniversario Maggio - Prodotta e …
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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.

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Printed signature and edition number to the top; Stamped 'Piero Manzoni 1963/2013 Merda d'artista dell'anniversario Maggio - Prodotta e …
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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

Merda d'Artista (Artist's Shit), 2013

Tin can and printed paper
3 in
7.6 cm
Edition 23/9000
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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