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signed, inscribed and dated 'alighiero e boetti a TAGUR - AFGHANISTAN 1989' (on the overlap)
embroidery on linen
50 3/8 x 91 3/8in. (128 x 232cm.)
Executed in 1988-1989
Galleria Tornabuoni, Florence.
Acquired from the above in 1998, and thence by descent to the present owner.
M. Van Leeuw and A. Pontégnie (eds.), Origin and Destination. Alighiero e Boetti, Douglas Huebler, exh. cat., Société des Expositions du Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles, Brussels, 1998, p. 76 (illustrated in colour and incorrectly dated '1986').
Rovereto, Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto (on long term loan since 1998).
Merano, Merano Arte/Kunst Meran, Children's Corner: Artist Books for Children, 2007, p. 124 (illustrated in colour, pp. 124-125).
Rovereto, Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Percorsi privati. Lo sguardo di un collezionista da Balla a Chen Zhen, 2007, pp. 132 and 170, no. 51 (illustrated in colour, p. 133).
Rovereto, Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Eurasia: Dissolvenze geografiche dellarte, 2008 , p. 42 (illustrated in colour, pp. 42-43).
Vienna, Kunsthalle Wien, 1989: End of History or Beginning of the Future? Notes on the break in epochs, 2009-2010, pp. 90 and 302 (illustrated in colour, pp. 92-93). This exhibition later travelled to Potsdam, Villa Schöningen.
Belgrade, Italian Cultural Institute of Belgrade, Arte Povera. Opere dalle collezioni del Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, 2010, (illustrated in colour on the front cover and p. 43; detail illustrated in colour pp. 18-19). This exhibition later travelled to Sao Paulo, SESC Belhenzino.
Rovereto, Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, La magnifica ossessione, 2012-2014, no. 8 (installation view illustrated in colour, p. 63).
Rovereto, Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, La guerra che verrà non è la prima, 2014-2015, p. 404, no. 6 (illustrated in colour, pp. 404-405).
Messina, Museo Interdisciplinare Regionale, Mediterraneo. Luoghi e Miti. Capolavori del Mart, 2016-2017, p. 116 (illustrated in colour, pp. 116-117).
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Post Lot Text
This work is registered in the Archivio Alighiero Boetti, Rome, under no. 1120 and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
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