London, South Kensington
16 September 2010
Alighiero Boetti (1940-1994)
Cinquemila due Quadretti in più per l'Equilibrio in 61 x 61 + 49 x 49 (Five thousand two hundred more squares for the balance)
signed, titled and dated 'cinquemila due quadretti in più per l'equilibrio in 61 x 61 + 49 x 49 Alighiero Boetti 1970' (lower left)
graphite and paper collage on graph paper
18¾ x 26in. (47.6 x 66cm.)
Executed in 1970
Ben Vautier, Nice.
Galerie 1900-2000, Paris.
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J-C. Amman, Alighiero Boetti Catalogo generale, Milan 2009, no. 315 (illustrated in colour, p. 261).
'The greatest joy on earth consists in inventing the world the way it is without inventing anything in the process' (Alighiero Boetti, quoted in, Alighiero Boetti: Mettere al mondo il mondo, exh. cat., Frankfurt 1998, p.297).
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