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Senza titolo (Millenovecentottantacinque)


Single piece Signed Dated

25000,00 €


70 x 50 cm
27.56 x 20 in






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Technique: Mixed media on paper. Signed on front
Artist's Archive number: 7086

This recognisable, ironic and happy drawing by Boetti was chosen for its irreverent, but serene and positive approach towards the false levity of the paper material and the bright colours. These blue, red, pink and yellow or green are good for our soul. 

I went to a supplier of building materials. It was thrilling to see the wonderful things that were there! Some of the best moments in Arte Povera were hardware shop moments. Alighiero Boetti

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Repetto Gallery, London
Collezione privata
Collezione Graziella Lonardi Buontempo, Roma

-2018, IT, Milano, Dep Art, Alighiero Boetti. Il mondo fantastico, curated by Federico Sardella, p. 67
-2013, IT, Milano, Repetto Projects, Alighiero Boetti works on paper 1964 - 1990

1940 Turin, Italy

Alighiero Boetti was born in Turin in 1940. At a young age, Boetti began to study artists such as Lucio Fonatana, Arshile Gorky and Mark Rothko. Inspired and looking for his own artistic style, Alighiero Boetti went to Paris in 1962, where he trained auto-didactically. During his two years in Paris, Alighiero Boetti mainly studied Jean Dubuffet's object art. In 1967 Boetti discovered the principle of seriality for himself and has called himself "Alighiero e Boetti" ever since.

In 1968 he produced his most important work "Gemelli" (twins), a black and white photo montage, in which he doubled his portrait and questioned the uniqueness of himself. From 1970 he produced his first biro pictures and from 1973 his famous embroidery pictures appeared, which developed into embroidered maps in the beginning of the 1990s. The outsized embroidered pictures were produced by female embroiderers in Afghanistan, where Alighiero Boetti had first traveled in 1971.

Boetti designed his works on the basis of mathematical and conceptual principles, before they were implemented in Afghanistan. From 1987 Boetti has been working with the Iranian Mahshid Mussari, who collected various motif patterns for his last and largest embroidery, which was commissioned in Afghanistan in 1993. Alighiero Boetti, however, did not live to see the completion of this work, which took 10 months. He died from the consequences of a brain tumor in Rome in 1994.

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Milan, Via Comelico, 40

Dep Art Gallery opened on 22 September 2006 with an exhibition of works by Mario Nigro. Founded in Milan by Antonio Addamiano, it owes its name, which stands for Distribution and Art Promotion, to the English word "depart". It is, thus, a departure with a precise direction that the gallery pursues to this day, characterized by a broad and varied cultural pr...

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