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Piero Manzoni


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80,000 - 120,000 EUR

Piero Manzoni

Piero Manzoni




80,000 - 120,000 EUR

Lot sold:



Piero Manzoni

1933 - 1963



polystyrene in squares

Executed in circa 1960


(polistirolo a riquadri

Eseguito nel 1960 circa)


cm 15,5x22,5; inches 6.10 by 8.85

Framed: cm 34x41,5x4; inches 13.38 by 16.33 by 1.57

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This work is in good overall condition. The polystyrene is slightly yellowed, in line with the physiological ageing of the material chosen by the artist. There is a minor breakage on the left side of a square at the center.

(In generale, l'opera è in buone condizioni conservative. Il polistirolo è leggermente ingiallito coerentemente con il fisiologico invecchiamento del materiale scelto dall'artista. Vi è una minore crepa sul bordo sinistro di uno dei quadrati al centro.)

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Valeria Manzoni Collection, Milan

The Artist's heirs

Private collection

Luca Palazzoli, Piero Manzoni, Milan 1973, illustrated

Germano Celant, Piero Manzoni. Catalogo Generale, Milan 1975, p. 203, n. H, illustrated (vertically)

Freddy Battino, Luca Palazzoli, Piero Manzoni. Catalogue raisonné, Milan 1991, p. 418, n. 874 BM, illustrated (vertically)

Dominique Laporte, Piero Manzoni. L'ouvrier du septième jour, in Art Press, Paris, n. 156, March 1991, p. 46, illustrated

Germano Celant, Piero Manzoni. Catalogo generale, vol. II, Geneva-Milan 2004, p. 509, n. 763, p. 215, illustrated (vertically)

Germano Celant, Manzoni, exhibition catalogue (Gagosian Gallery, New York), Geneva-Milan 2009, p. 342, n. 237, p. 228, illustrated (vertically)

Germano Celant, Su Piero Manzoni, interview by M. Gioni to G. Celant, Milan 2014, p. 133, illustrated (vertically)

Milan, Palazzo Reale, Piero Manzoni. Milano et mitologia, 1997, n. 45, p. 98, p. 74, illustrated