23 June 2005
Alighiero Boetti (1940-1994)
Mettere al mondo il mondo a Roma nella primavera dell'anno Mille Novecentosettantotto pensando a tutto Tondo
each: signed, consecutively numbered and dated 'alighiero e boetti 1978' (on the stretcher);
(i) signed again, indistinctly inscribed and dated again 'alighiero e boetti Primavera 1978 12 fogli blu indivisibli per l' ... ....' (on the reverse);
(ii) signed and dated again 'alighiero e boetti 1978' (on the reverse); (xii) signed again and inscribed 'Ultimo fogli 12 fogli que compagnano questo color alighiero e boetti' (on the stretcher)
twelve panels, each: ball-point pen on paper laid down on canvas
each: 39½ x 28¼in. (100.3 x 71.7cm.)
overall: 40 3/8 x 349 1/8in. (102.7 x 888cm.) framed
Executed in 1978
Galerie Hadrien-Thomas, Paris.
Galerie Leccese/Spruth, Cologne.
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Frankfurt, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Alighiero Boetti, Mettere al Mondo il Mondo, January-May 1998 (illustrated in colour, pp. 168-169). This exhibition later travelled to Hoechst, Galerie Jahrhunderthalle, March-April 1998.
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