• The Italian Sale  auction at Christies

    Sale 7757

    The Italian Sale

    16 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 27

    Piero Manzoni (1933-1963)

    Achrome

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Piero Manzoni (1933-1963)
    Achrome
    signed 'Piero Manzoni' (on the reverse)
    kaolin on canvas
    13 7/8 x 11 7/8in. (35 x 30cm.)
    Executed in 1958-59


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    Provenance

    Private Collection, Brescia.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner circa 2000.


    Literature

    G. Celant, Piero Manzoni Catalogo generale, vol. II, Milan 2004, no. 431 (illustrated, p. 458).
    G. Serafini, Burri. Viaggio al termine della materia, Milan 2005, no. 41 (illustrated in colour, p. 113).


    Exhibited

    Milan, Galleria d'Arte Vinciana, Piero Manzoni, January 1974 (illustrated, unpaged).
    Bologna, Galleria De Foscherari, Piero Manzoni, February-March 1974 (illustrated, unpaged).
    Brescia, Studio Brescia, Piero Manzoni, May 1974 (illustrated, unpaged).
    Brescia, Associazione culturale AREA, Biancorosso. Il bianco, November-December 2000.
    Peccioli, Museo delle Icone Russe, L'angelo sigillato, October-November 2008.