How Alighiero Boetti Freed Italian Art from Convention


Born in Italy, in 1940, Alighiero Boetti was a Conceptual artist who engaged with philosophy, music, mathematics, literature and alchemy. In this episode of Sotheby’s Stories, discover the ideas behind the Arte Povera movement that Boetti helped form in the 1960s and how his most famous embroidery works developed from working with Afghan refugees in the 1970s. A selection of works spanning the different decades of Boetti’s career will feature as highlights of our upcoming sale Arte Contemporanea (26 - 27 November | Milan). Click here to watch more Sotheby’s videos.

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