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Painting the Stage Kabakovs Skira Limited Edition, 2019

From the series Painting the Stage


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40 x 40 x 15 cm
15.75 x 16 x 5.91 in






Prints , Sculpture , Multiples


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With a history of opera in the 20th century - from a completely original and interdisciplinary point of view - Denise Poray-Wendel in the book "Painting the stage" describes the complex and very rich world of contemporary art related to opera installations. More than 250 images, interviews with the most important names in the history of stage design, and an accurate historical reconstruction make up the most complete work ever done on the subject. The volume is accompanied by the works of incredible artists.
This Skira Limited is in itself a work of contemporary art: enclosed in a wooden sculpture designed and signed by the architect Mario Botta, covered with a special purple fabric, the book is accompanied by a numbered and signed lithograph printed in a very limited number of copies.
The four versions are distinguished by the wood of the sculpture and, above all, by the lithograph that accompanies the book: the two aquatints by William Kentridge are contained in an ash wood sculpture, the lithograph by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov in an American walnut wood, and the one by Jan Fabre in an oak one.
Mario Botta ha progettato e firmato la scultura che è stata prodotta da Riva1920. Ogni litografia, legata a un’opera trattata in Painting the Stage, è stata numerata e firmata di pugno dagli artisti stessi.

60 Walnut sculptures containing lithographs numbered from 1 to 60 of KABAKOVS.
The print is a reproduction of a watercolor depicting the stage design created by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov for their performance / Phantasmagoria The Flies which they define as a "total installation with music". First produced at the Majestic Theatre in Brooklyn, New York, in October 1994, The Flies was written, designed and produced by the Kabakovs with the involvement of composer Vladimir Tarasov who created the music. The lithograph, produced by printer Mike Karsten of Münster, enhances not only the original watercolor but also highlights the construction of dynamics on stage, essential in the Kabakovs' installations.
Sculpture Botta WALNUT 40 x 40 x 15 cm - Lithograph 34 x 29 cm

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Milan, Via Torino, 61

The new Limited Editions by Skira are divided into two series: the Collector Editions, which will include an original numbered edition signed by the artist and the Fac-Simile Editions, which will offer, in perfect, philological reproduction, some cornerstones of Art publishing of all time. In both cases, the editions are limited and numbered, elegant and uni...

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