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ALIGHIERO BOETTI

Lavoro postale (permutazione)

Artist's Resale Right

Estimate:

300,000 - 400,000 EUR

From a Distinguished Italian Collection

ALIGHIERO BOETTI

ALIGHIERO BOETTI

Lavoro postale (permutazione)

Lavoro postale (permutazione)

Estimate:

300,000 - 400,000 EUR

Lot sold:

375,500

EUR

Alighiero Boetti

1940 - 1994

Lavoro postale (permutazione)


composition of 24 stamped envelopes and ink on panel, 24 letters with collage and ink in 24 frames

Executed in 1973


(composizione di 24 buste affrancate e inchiostro su pannello, 24 lettere con collage e inchiostro in 24 cornici

Eseguito nel 1973)


cm 64x93,6 (central element - elemento centrale); cm 10,5x23,5 (each envelope - ciascuna busta); cm 30x19 (each letter - ciascuna lettera)

Framed: cm 66,7x97x3,3 (central element - elemento centrale); cm 32,2x21x2 (each letter - ciascuna lettera)


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This work is in good overall condition.

Envelops: The composition of envelops has been inspected out of frame. The envelops are applied along the upper margin with small dots of glue to the support.

The paper is slightly and uniformly yellowed and so the handwritten addresses., due to a natural process of aging and to the mounting choice.

There are few scattered traces of soiling, amongst a larger one on the third envelop from the top to the right side.

There are some tears along the margins of the envelops.

On the verso of the envelop there are the artist's stamps "ALIGHIERO E BOETTI".


Letters:

Two letters have been inspected out of frame ("G E SPERONE" E "VEDERE UDIRE...").

The paper is slightly and uniformly yellowed with sometimes some areas of foxing.

The paper is most of the times slightly waved on the center in correspondence of the artist's drawings glued on the center of the sheet.

On few letters there are traces of browning by the upper margin and, in few cases, the artist's ink works are slightly faded).


(In generale l'opera e' in buone condizioni.

Buste: la composizione di buste e' stato esaminata fuori dalla cornice. Le buste sono applicate con piccoli punti di colla al cartone di supporto. La carta e' leggermente e uniformemente ingiallita. L’inchiostro e`lievemente scolorito coerentemente con il naturale invecchiamento dei materiali. Vi sono alcune tracce di sporco sparse, fra cui una piu' marcata nella terza busta dall'alto nella colonna di destra. Vi sono alcuni piccoli strappi della carta perimetrali.

 

Lettere: due lettere sono state esaminate fuori dalle cornici ("g e sperone" e "vedere udire..."). La carta e' lievemente e uniformemente ingiallita con talvolta tracce puntiformi di bruniture. Le ondulazioni della carta sono coerenti con l'applicazione con colla dei disegni. Su poche lettere vi sono delle bruniture piu' marcate nella parte superiore e in alcuni casi anche le scritte di boetti presentano un lieve scolorimento dell'inchiostro.


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Gian Enzo Sperone Collection, Turin

Private collection, Rome

Acquired from the above by the present owner in the Eighties (Ivi acquistato dall'attuale proprietario negli anni Ottanta)

Jean-Christophe Ammann, Alighiero Boetti. Catalogo generale, Tomo secondo opere 1972-1979, Milan 2012, p. 128, n. 558, illustrated