ALIGHIERO BOETTI 1940-1994
Turin 1940-1994 Rome (Italian)
Title: Pissing in the Mouth, from: Nine Squares | Pisciarsi in bocca: Nove Quadrati, 1979
Technique: Original Hand Signed and Numbered Watercolour on Hand-made Paper
Paper size: 19.5 x 19.5 cm. / 7.7 x 7.7 in.
Additional Information: This original watercolour is hand signed in pencil by the artist “Alighiero Boetti” in the upper right image.
It is also hand numbered in pencil from the edition of 40, in the upper left of the image.
It was realized in 1979 in a limited edition of 40 uniquely painted works. there were a furrther 5 artist proofs and a few HC proofs.
Note: Nove quadrati, 1979, was created for the Milanese gallery Plura, owned by Roberto Airoli. The nine sentences in every single work were coloured by hand, therefore rendering every square unique.
Although the whole work consists of nine squares, they each show individual sentences: These were possibly initial studies of complete sentences, or elements that were later separated.
Private Collection, Italy
Literature: Ammann,J. (2012). Alighiero Boetti. Catalogo generale. Volume II. Milan: Ed. Electa p. 364, n. 1160 (illustrated).
Condition: Very good condition. Minor browning of the sheet edges.