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Gabriele Basilico (b. 1944)
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Gabriele Basilico (b. 1944)

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Gabriele Basilico (b. 1944)
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each: signed 'Basilico' (on a label affixed to the reverse)
digital ink-jet print mounted on aluminium, in twenty-four parts
each: 30½ x 23 5/8in. (77.5 x 60.4cm.)
Photographed in 1978 and printed in 2006, this work is number three from an edition of fifteen
Provenance
Marco Bianco Collection, Pietrasanta (acquired directly from the artist).
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
Literature
A. Mendini and A. Abramo Saporiti, Contact, Milan 1984.
A. Bonito Oliva, Carnet de travail 1969-2006/Appunti di un viaggio 1969-2006/Work book 1969-2006, Arles 2006.
G. Basilico and A. Mendini, Contact, Pietrasanta 2006.
Gabriele Basilico, exh. cat., Paris, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, 2006 (another from the edition exhibited).
Contact, exh. cat., Turin, Photo & Co. Gallery, 2009 (another from the edition exhibited).
Gabriele Basilico, exh. cat., Madrid, Galleria Oliva Arauna, 2009 (another from the edition exhibited).
Spazio, tempo, immagine, exh. cat., Foligno, Centro Italiano Arte Contemporanea, 2009 (another from the edition exhibited).
La Magia della Polaroid, exh. cat., Arezzo, Centro Italiano della Fotographia d'Autore, 2009 (two parts, another from the edition illustrated, pp. 18 and 19).
Arte Italiana fra tradizione e rivoluzione, 1968-2008, exh. cat., Venice, Palazzo Grassi, 2009 (another from the edition illustrated, unpaged).
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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

'Reflecting the relationship between an object, the chair, and the human body through images, I thought of the funny and grotesque marks that strong textured chairs leave on the nude bodies of the bathers at the seaside in summertime: a true negative contact which, temporarily, aesthetically reveals the original surface of contact. The idea of reconstructing a sequence of markings in the studio, bringing chairs and backs together, seemed exhilarating to me.'
(Gabriele Basilico, Contact, Pietrasanta, 2006, unpaged).

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