• First Open | Post-War and Cont auction at Christies

    Sale 12724

    First Open | Post-War and Contemporary Art | London

    29 September 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 121

    Alighiero Boetti (1940-1994)

    Senza titolo (il si è meglio del no?) (Untitled (Is yes better than no?))

    Price Realised  

    Alighiero Boetti (1940-1994)
    Senza titolo (il si è meglio del no?) (Untitled (Is yes better than no?))
    (i) signed, dated and inscribed 'E MEGLIO DEL SI O IL SI E MEGLIO DEL NO? A MARIANGELA IL QUESITO IL QUATTORDICI GENNAIO DELL' ANNO OTTO UNO OVVERO NOVE CIOE TRE PER TRE ECC. ECC. alighiero e boetti' (along lower edge)
    (ii) inscribed 'E MEGLIO SI O MEGLIO NO, MEGLIO SOLE MEGLIO LUNA, MEGLIO ALIGHIERO MEGLIO BOETTI, MEGLIO DESTRA MEGLIO SINISTRA' (along lower edge)
    mixed media on paper
    each: 13 x 8 5/8in. (33 x 22cm.)
    (2)Executed in 1981


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    Special Notice

    Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.


    Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist.
    Thence by descent to the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE ROMAN COLLECTION


    Post Lot Text

    This work is registered in the Archivio Alighiero Boetti, Rome, under no. 2884 and it is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.