VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 17.5% on the buyer's premium.
Gian Enzo Sperone, Turin.
Galerie Elke Dröscker, Hamburg (1978).
Private Collection, Hamburg.
Anon. sale, Christie's New York, 11 November 2003, lot 37.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
Please note that this lot should be marked with a star symbol in the catalogue and is subject to temporary import tax.
Please note that this work was executed circa 1959 and not as stated in the catalogue.
Property from a Private American Collection
G. Celant, Piero Manzoni Catalogo generale, Milan 1975, no. 152cg (illustrated, p. 161).
F. Battino & D. Palazzoli, Piero Manzoni Catalogue raisonné, Milan 1991, no. 421 (illustrated, p. 293).
G. Celant, Piero Manzoni Catalogo generale, vol. II, Milan 2004, no. 359 (illustrated, p. 447).
Paris, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Piero Manzoni, March-May 1991, no. 30 (illustrated in colour, p. 90). This exhibition later travelled to Herning, Herning Kunstmuseum, June-September 1991; Madrid, Sala de Exposiciones de la Fundación "la Caixa", October-December 1991 and Turin, Castello di Rivoli-Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, February-March 1992.