Alighiero Boetti (1940-1994)
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Alighiero Boetti (1940-1994)

Addizione Addition

Alighiero Boetti (1940-1994)
54¾ x 58¾in. (138 x 149cm.)
Executed in 1974

This work is registered in the Archivio Alighiero Boetti, Rome, under no. 379.
Galleria Notizie Arte Contemporanea, Turin.
Studio Casoli, Milan.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
J. C. Ammann, Alighiero Boetti, Catalogo generale, Tomo secondo, Opere 1972-1979, Milan 2012, no. 599 (illustrated in colour, p. 146).
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.

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Lot Essay

An embroidery of beautiful dimensions, excellent date and provenance, in perfect condition: when our paths crossed, we had already been immersed in the study of Boetti's art for some time. It was impossible not to acquire it: you only had to look at it and you were unable to resist. Extremely beautiful in the colours that are intense, yet restrained at the same time, typical of the early embroideries. Within the grid so characteristic of Boetti, Addizione (Addition) develops in a vertical direction:
numbers +
numbers +
numbers + ....
Nothing could give a better idea of the mathematical operation, in terms of concept. Boetti's simplicity is as disarming as it is fascinating.

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