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Merda d'artista - Künstlerschiesse - Artist's shit - Merde d'artiste. 1961.
Tin can, printed paper and excrement.
5.5 cm (diam.) x 3.7 cm.
90 numbered and signed copies.
Top: almost entirely covered with some dark brown material. Only a small part of the signature can be read. Printed text "PIEROMANZONIPIEROMANZONI..." and limitation are hidden by the brown material, a small hole, from which leeks a few dark brown powder from the interior.
Bottom: some rust spots and perhaps, difficult to see, a little very narrow fissure in the metal.
Side: paper is nearly complete but there are stains.
8 Tavole di accertamento. 1962.
Front cover One of the pkate
2 pages, foreword in italian by Vincenzo Agnetti. + 8 plates.
Loose, as issued, in an original printed folder. Each plate is dated, numbered and signed by the artist.
50 x 35 cm or 50 x 35 cm.
Ed. Vanni Scheiwiller, Milan, Italy, 1962.
Edition of 60 numbered copies.
This item is very rare, specially when complete of the 8 plates, as they have been frequently sold separatley. What should not have happened, as it is a one-piece work, composed of 8 plates (what the title "8 plates for identification" means), giving the 8 ways to identify someone/oneself. A conceptual approach of the notion of identitity.
G. Celant: P. Manzoni, Prearo, 1975, p. 166-171: nos 4CT, 5CT, 6CT, 7CT, 17CT, 25CT, 26CT, 27CT. P. Manzoni, catalogue of the show at MAM Ville de Paris, p. 98-103. Art Conceptuel, une perspective, MAMVP, 1989, p. 210-211.
Piero MANZONI. Jes Petersen
Piero Manzoni Life and Works ("The Transparent Book"). 1963.
Cover (artist', title, publisher's and city's names, date of publication printed black on the front cover) and (100) blank pages of the same transparent acetate.
Original white plastic binding.
18 x 15.5 cm.
Verlag Petersen Press- Flensburg/Glücksburg, Germany, 1963.
Edition of 60 copies.
1st mythical edition of this P. Manzoni' s artist book. It was conceived by P. Manzoni, just before his death, in 1963, as a letter sent by him to Jes Petersen (who in fact is the director and publisher) states it, and made after his recommendations. Only a few of the "60" copies have been made at this date, probably for high cost reasons. Some copies of this first edition were probably made, later, and wear the mention "2 issue". A second edition (100 copies) was published in 1969. Our copy is one these few ones of the very first edition, with no mention of issue, published and issued in 1963.
G. Celant: Book as artwork 1960/72, 1972, p. 10-11,33. G. Celant: Offmedia, 1977, p. 108 and 174. G. Celant: Books by Artists, Toronto, Art Metropole, 1981, p. 111. A. Moeglin-Delcroix: Esthétique du livre d'artiste, Paris, J.M. Place, 1997, p. 327-328.
(Piero MANZONI) del RENZIO, T. and LUCAS, U.A.
Piero Manzoni. 1967.
91 p., illustrations, some of which in colors. Texts by Agnetti, Balestrini, Manzoni, Pagliarani. Bio. and bibliography. Exhibition curated by N. Vigo.
31 x 21 cm.
V. Scheiweiller, Milan, 1967.
Editrion of 1000 copies.
1st attempt of catalaogue raisonne of Manzoni's work.
Piero MANZONI. Jes Petersen
Piero Manzoni Life and Works ("The Transparent Book"). 1969.
60 sheets, including the covers of the same transparent acetate. Front cover with artist, title, publisher and city names, date of publication, "2. Issue" mention and edition size printed black; 58 blank transparent sheets (116p.); back cover.
Bound with a transparent plastic clip.
18 x 15 cm.
Verlag Petersen Press, Berlin, Germany, 1969.
Edition of 100 copies, numbered and signed (J.P.) by Petersen in black ink on the back along the plastic clip.
2nd edition of this P. Manzoni's artist book, bearing the mention "2 Issue: 100 pieces". It was conceived by P. Manzoni, just before his death, in 1963 and published the same year, as a letter sent by him to Jes Petersen (who in fact is the director and publisher) states it, and made after his recommendations.This copy is fine condition.
Both book and plastic clip are fully translucent. No scratches, rubbbings.
The number and signature are quite readable, but the black ink has turned dark violet.
G. Celant: Book as artwork 1960/72, 1972, p. 10-11,33. G. Celant: Offmedia, 1977, p. 108 and 174. G. Celant: Books by Artists, Toronto, Art Metropole, 1981, p. 111. A. Moeglin-Delcroix: Esthétique du livre d'artiste, Paris, J.M. Place, 1997, p. 327-328. Germano Celant: Identité Italienne, l'Art en Italie depuis 1959, p.105 ; Piero Manzoni, Praero Editore, Milan 1989, n°265. Catalogue of the exhibition Chimériques Polymères, Musée d'Art Moderne, Nice, 1996.
Artist box/exhibition catalogue.
Transparent rhodoid box including a 32 pages leaflet.
20.7 x 16.5 x 3 cm.
Städtisches Museum Mönchengladbach, Germany, 1969.
Edition of 440 numbered copies.
M. Glasmeier: Die Bücher der Künstler, 1996, #445.
Piero MANZONI. 1933-1963. 1969.
(20)p./pl. Texts in French by O. Hahn. Biography.
26 x 18 cm.
Paris, Galerie Mathias Fels & Cie, Paris, 1969.
Show December 18, 1969 - January 31, 1970.
Piero MANZONI. 1970.
(20)p./pl. Texts in Dutch by U. Kultermann, H. Peeters and bilingual Italian-Dutch text by P. Manzoni, list of the works, bio and bibliography.
27.6 x 20.9 cm.
Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, 1970. Cat. #474.
Show: March 13 - April 26, 1970.
Piero MANZONI. 1972.
11pp.; 35 full-page reprodictions of works; 7pp. list of the illustrations, bio-bibliography, list of contents.
17.3 x 24.4 cm.
Sonnabend Press, Paris, 1972
Book and d.j.: fine.
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