Michelangelo Pistoletto, Ti Amo (I Love You), The Minus Objects: 1965-1966, 2013 Poster
Produced on the occasion of the artist's exhibition at Luhring Augustine Bushwick from 2013-14.
Exhibited for the first time in 1966, in the artist’s studio in Turin, the Minus Objects comprise a group of disparate sculptural objects, striking for their individuality as well as their sheer diversity of form, media and means of production. Each work evolved in a spontaneous and organic manner and came together as a larger ensemble after their making. For example, Rosa bruciata (Burnt Rose), a work of corrugated cardboard and spray paint, is the materialization of an object seen in a dream, while Strutture per parlare in piedi (Structure for Talking while Standing), a minimalist iron sculpture, is inspired by marks made on a gallery wall by visitors resting their feet. Certain objects such as Lampada a mercurio (Mercury Lamp) and Specchio (Mirror) are industrial and utilitarian in nature, while others such as Paesaggio (Landscape), Ti amo (I Love You) and Quadro da Pranzo (Lunch Painting) clearly reference the history of painting. Each object is non-representational, unfamiliar and slightly absurd, yet seems to possess a kind of self-sufficiency and innate reason for being.
27 x 19 1/2 in
68.6 x 49.5 cm
Visible and slight corner and edge creasing. No paper break. See images for details.
B-, Some signs of age and handling.
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