Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Andrea Bellini. Text by Renato Miracco, Andrea Bellini.
The archives of Italian photographer Paolo Mussat Sartor date back to the early days of Arte Povera, when, as a friend to that movement's protagonists, he was able to capture the intimate working lives of artists such as Mario Merz, Giuseppe Penone, Giovanni Anselmo, Alighiero e Boetti, Giulio Paolini, Luciano Fabro, Jannis Kounellis, Michelangelo Pistoletto and Gilberto Zorio, and to convey the atmosphere in which their work was created. Sartor's black-and-white portraits situate their subjects emphatically, with an often formal compositional sensibility. An essential document for fans of Arte Povera and of postwar Italian art, this book also includes photographs of artists beyond that group, such as Daniel Buren, Gino de Dominicis, Luigi Mainolfi, Salvo, Luigi Ontani, Arman, Tony Cragg, Andro Wekua and Wilhelm Sasnal.