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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • Exhibited

    ‘Riedizioni Speciali’, Moss, New York, October 4 – November 22, 2003

  • Catalogue Essay

    Milanese artist Luisa Cevese acquires textile remnants in various stages of deterioration, discovered through her worldwide travels in such diverse locations as private family homes, antique collections and industrial facilities (who often categorize the remnants as waste), and with these remnants, she creates mosaics embedded in polyurethane, which ‘fossilize’ the memories of use that these fabrics contain in their well-worn surfaces. This particular cloth of block-printed cotton that Luisa Cevese discovered and preserved originated in India in the mid-19th century, and was intended to be used as a wall-hanging or bedspread by European customers. Luisa Cevese obtained the cloth from the Rockefeller Foundation, who had discovered it on their property on Lake Como, Italy - an historic estate which is now the Bellagio Study and Conference Center. Luisa Cevese ‘fossilized’ this cloth in polyurethane as a 12-part mosaic, which can be hung on the wall or used on the table or floor.

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Unique 'Mezzero' twelve-panel wall series

2003
Polyurethene-coated pre-existing fabric.
Each: approximately 54 x 20 in (137.2 x 50.8 cm)
Produced by Luisa Cevese Riedizioni, Italy (12).

Estimate
$7,000 - 9,000 

Sold for $6,250

Moss

16 October 2012
New York