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Alighiero Boetti
1940 - 1994
SCIOGLIERSI COME NEVE AL SOLE
signed Alighiero Boetti, dated Peshawar 1988 and inscribed Pakistan by Afghan women on the overlap
embroidery on canvas
21.5 by 21.5cm.
8 1/2 by 8 1/2 in.
Executed in 1988.
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This work is registered in the Archivio Alighiero Boetti, Rome under n. 5672 and is accompanied by a certificate.

Provenance

Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Geneva

Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2007

Catalogue Note

‘How one should understand Scogliersi come neve al sole pensando a te a noi (Melting like the snow in the sun in thoughts of you, of us): Whom I was addressing my thoughts to back then, I no longer know. Most certainly it was a lady, a woman. After all, you melt because of heat and heat is what you receive with love, with erotic tension, with emotional being. All of this is energy. Energy = heat and heat melts the snow (the white)’

Alighiero Boetti in Alighiero Boetti: Mettere al Mondo il Mondo (exhibition catalogue), Museums für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, 1998, p. 73

Actual Size: A Curated Evening Sale

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