- Alighiero Boetti
- La Mole Antonelliana
- ciascuna cartolina iscritta e/o firmata
- cinque cartoline postali firmate e timbrate
- cm 14,5x10 ciascuna (5 elementi)
- Eseguito nel 1973-1975
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Alberto Boatto, Alighiero & Boetti, 1984
I wander through Boetti’s rich and diverse work with attention and fervor, and I confess that this piece eludes me. Displacement is the conspicuous way in which it makes its appearance, but it is also the artifice through which it slips through my hold. This artwork, like its author, appears to possess qualities so volatile it never seems to be in the exact same place where it presents itself; it continues to show me, unfazed, a dimension beyond itself. The artist himself, clearly mirrored in his work, like a reluctant Narcissus, seems to possess the gift of ubiquity, thus constantly appearing both here and elsewhere. A western man, born in enlightened Turin- that is, a city equal parts reason and gothic novel, later moving to the stagnant confusion of Rome, Boetti is also -rather than a traveler- an inhabitant of Eastern lands. His Afghanistan and Kabul cannot be compared to a country or city easily reached by charter tourists. It is not a vacation spot but a city of the imagination (…) This nomad, in eternal flight, also turns out to be a rather mindful and resourceful figure, much like Mercury, in whose influence I would intuitively place this artwork and its author. (Alberto Boatto, Alighiero & Boetti, 1984)