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  • Provenance

    Gallery 44, Kaarst, Germany; Private Collection, Düsseldorf; Marisa Del Re Gallery, New York; Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York; Peter Blum Gallery, New York; Robert Miller Gallery, New York; Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York; Betty Cuningham Gallery, New York; Private Collection, Milan; Private Collection, New York; Private Collection, Switzerland

  • Exhibited

    Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, La Métamorphose de l’Objet, 971; New York, Hirsch & Adler Modern, Piero Manzoni, 1990; Basel, Kunsthalle, Transform. Bild – Objekt – Skulptur im. 20 Jahrundert, 1992; New York, Hirschl & Adler Modern, Sculpture: Apfelbaum, Beuys, MacDonald, Manzoni, 1995

  • Literature

    Exhibition catalogue, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, La Métamorphose de l’Objet, Rotterdam, 1971, p. 137 (illustrated); exhibition catalogue, Hirsch & Adler Modern, Piero Manzoni, New York, 1990, p. 73, pl. 23, p. 97, no. 23 (illustrated); Freddy Battino & Luca Palazzoli, Piero Manzoni Catalogue Raisonné, Milan, 1991, p. 449, no. 1006 (illustrated); exhibition catalogue, Kunsthalle, Transform. Bild – Objekt – Skulptur im. 20 Jahrundert, Basel, 1992, p. 107 (illustrated); Germano Celant, Piero Manzoni Catalogo Generale, Vols. I–II, Milan, 2004, p. 376, p. 550, no. 1053 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    “The difficulty lies in freeing oneself from extraneous details and useless gestures that are polluting the customary art of our day and sometimes actually acquire such prominence that they become banners of artistic trends. The customary conception of the painting itself must be abandoned.”
     
    (Piero Manzoni, Art is not a true creation, Milan, 1957, pp. 76–77)

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Achrome

c. 1962
Mixed media on canvas with newspaper, wax, sealing rope and lead.
31 × 41 cm (12 × 16 1/8 in).
Signed 'Piero Manzoni' on the reverse.

Estimate
£120,000 - 180,000 

Sold for £121,250

Contemporary Art Evening

12 Feb 2010
London