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MONOGRAPHS & CATALOGSPiero Manzoni: When Bodies Became Art
Clth, 7.75 x 9.5 in. / 120 color / 63 bw. | 10/31/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9783866788749 | $55.00
Paperback, 9.5 x 11 in. / 265 pgs / 125 color / 100 bw. | 2/2/1998 | Not available
ISBN 9788881581412 | $49.95
Published by Kerber.
Edited by Martin Engler, Max Hollein. Text by Martin Engler, Germano Celant, Massimiliano Gioni, Francesca Pola, Dominique Laporte, Franziska Leuthäusser.
Few artists have combined conceptual ingenuity with devastating critique as deftly and wittily as Piero Manzoni (1933–1963). Fifty years after his death at the tender age of 29, Manzoni remains unsurpassed as a provocateur: his Artist's Breath and Artist's Shit editions, which now sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars, are unanswerable satirical attacks on art-world economics and values, and his designations of various persons (such as Umberto Eco and Marcel Broodthaers) as "living artworks" prefigure many strains in performance art. Manzoni thus effected some of the most decisive paradigm shifts in postwar art, something for which he is only rarely given full credit. This comprehensive survey accompanies a major retrospective at the Städel in Frankfurt (the first major Manzoni retrospective outside Italy in more than two decades), and is published on the occasion of what would have been his eightieth birthday. It reproduces more than 100 works from all phases of the artist's brief but massively influential career, from his early Klein-influenced monochromes (or "Achromes") and the Art Informel years to his role as a leading member of the Zero group (alongside Mack, Piene, Tinguely, Klein, Fontana) and beyond.
Clth, 7.75 x 9.5 in. / 120 color / 63 bw.
PUB DATE 10/31/2013
CATALOG: SPRING 2014 p. 129
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Artwork by Piero Manzoni. Edited by Germano Celant. Contributions by Jon Thompson.
Published on the occasion of the Piero Manzoni exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery, this volume documents the artist's entire career and contains many images previously unpublished.
Paperback, 9.5 x 11 in. / 265 pgs / 125 color / 100 bw.
PUB DATE 2/2/1998
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CATALOG: SPRING 1998
ISBN 9788881581412 TRADE
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STATUS: Out of print | 11/15/2006
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