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Michelangelo Pistoletto

  • Donna che cuce

    1981

    Silkscreen on polished stainless steel mirror

    120 x 100 cm

    Edition  of 8

  • Mollette

    1962-1968

    Silkscreen on polished stainless-steel mirror

    100 x 70 cm

    Edition of 200

  • Self-Portrait

    1962-1973

    Silkscreen on polished stainless steel

    100 x 70 cm

    Edition of 200

     

  • Specchio

    1962-1976

    Silkscreen on polished stainless steel mirror

    100 x 70 cm

    Edition of 450

  • Gemelle
    1962-1998
    Silkscreens on mirrored polished plexiglass
    50 x 121 cm
    Ed. X/X

  • Bagno Turco

    1971

    Silkscreen on polished stainless steel mirror

    70 x 100 cm

    Edition of 150

  • La Colomba

    1974

    Silkscreen on polished stainless-steel mirror

    Edition of XXX

  • Chiavi in mano - Terzo Paradiso

    2014

    Silkscreen on polished stainless-steel supermirror

    40 x 30 cm

    Edition of 300

Pistoletto was born in Biella in 1933, Pistoletto studied art in the studio of his father, a painter and restorer. In 1961 he created the series Il Presente, and in 1962, Quadri specchianti, works that made him famous for including both the viewer and the real dimension of time. In a number of his later works he used reclaimed waste materials, aligning himself conceptually with an Arte Povera approach: La Venere degli stracci (1967) is one such example. In 1967 he won first prize at the Sao Paulo Biennale. In those years his studio was a focus for the formation of the Zoo group, with whom he collaborated in various projects. In the early 1980s he began to use polyurethane foam while also creating marble sculpture, two materials he often superimposed, covered with clothing or painted. 1989 was the year of the series of twelve enlarged photos or the Volumi della Quarta Generazione. In a former factory at Biella in 1998, he inaugurated the Cittadellarte- Fondazione Pistoletto, intended as a centre for young artists to meet and share their work. He exhibited many times at the Venice Biennale (1966, 1976, 1978, 1984, 1986, 1993, 1995, 2003, 2005) and at dOCUMENTA, Kassel (1968, 1982, 1992, 1997). His most recent solo shows include ones at the GNAM, Rome (1990); the Kunstbau Lenbachhaus, Munich (1996); the Civic Gallery of Modern Art, Modena (2005); the Serpentine Gallery, London (2011); and the Louvre, Paris (2013).

 

 

Source: Magonza Editore