International Art Books
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Edited By Germano Celant
Mondadori Electa, Milan, Italy
Distributed By Trans-Atlantic Publications
396 Pages, Illustrated, 11 1/4 x 9 3/4 "
Ten years after his last anthological exhibition, a new reading of his creative path through the different phases of his brief but nevertheless intense career (1956-1963). The 250 works on display document Piero Manzoni's production, from the canvases covered with tar of 1956-57, to the Achrome (French word for "colourless") of 1958 in which the use of materials unusual in painting is combined with the research of rigorous formal structures.
At the same time he creates objects involving the materiality of human body, such as Fiati d'artista and the tins of Merda d'artista. The expositive path is enriched by the presentation of the international artistic and historical context in which Manzoni worked and with which he had to deal, highlighting his decisive contribution.
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