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Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner in the early 1960s.
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE ITALIAN COLLECTOR
G. Celant, Piero Manzoni, Milan, 1975, no. 16 L (illustrated p. 181).
F. Battino and L. Palazzoli, Piero Manzoni catalogue raisonné, Milan, 1991, no. 919 BM (illustrated p. 431).
G. Celant, Piero Manzoni catalogo generale, vol I, Milan, 2004, (illustrated in colour p. 145) and vol. II, no. 503 (illustrated p. 467).
Milan, Galleria Azimut, Le linee di Piero Manzoni, December 1959.
Rome, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Piero Manzoni, February-March 1971, no. 47. Milan, Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Azimuth & Azimuth 1959: Castellani, Manzoni e..., July 1985, no. 55.
Cologne, Museum Ludwig, Bilderstreit: Widerspruh, Einheit und Fragment in der Kunst seit 1960, April-June 1989.
Paris, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Piero Manzoni, March-May 1991, no. 40 (illustrated p. 112). This exhibition later travelled to Herning, Herning Kunstmuseum, June-September 1991; Madrid, Fundación "La Caixa", October-December 1991 and Turin, Castello di Rivoli-Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, February-May 1992.
New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Italian Metamorphosis: 1943-1968, October 1994-January 1995, n. 124 (illustrated in colour). This exhibition later travelled to Milan, Triennale di Milano, February-May 1995 and Wolfsburg, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, May-September 1995.
London, Serpentine Gallery, Piero Manzoni, February-April 1998.