Alighiero e Boetti

May 18, 2013 - February 17, 2014

<p>Alighiero e Boetti, <i>Mappa (Map)</i>, 1972. Dia Art Foundation; 
Gift of Louise and <br>Leonard Riggio. 
© Alighiero Boetti by SIAE / ARS, 2013</p>

Alighiero e Boetti, Mappa (Map), 1972. Dia Art Foundation; Gift of Louise and
Leonard Riggio. © Alighiero Boetti by SIAE / ARS, 2013

 
 
 

A new installation of embroidered works and large-scale works on paper by Alighiero e Boetti will be on view at Dia:Beacon through February 17, 2014. Selected from Dia's collection, the works include Ammazzare il Tempo (1978), Mappa (1972), Opera Postale (1980), Untitled (January-December) (1986), and the groundbreaking Untitled (Victoria Boogie Woogie) (1972), consisting of 5,040 envelopes the artist mailed to himself in Turin from different cities in Italy.

 

Checklist

Mappa (Map)
1972
embroidery on fabric
Dia Art Foundation; Gift of Louise and Leonard Riggio

Ammazzare il tempo (To Kill Time)
1978
embroidery on fabric; 100 panels
Dia Art Foundation; Gift of Louise and Leonard Riggio

Untitled–Victoria Boogie Woogie
1972
5,040 envelopes, 35,280 stamps
on paper; 42 panels
screen print on paper; 1 panel
Dia Art Foundation; Gift of Louise and Leonard Riggio and Michael Zilkha

Opera Postale (Postal Work)
1980
envelopes, stamps, ink, pencil, spray-paint, paper collage on paper;
16 panels
Dia Art Foundation; Gift of Louise and Leonard Riggio

Untitled (January–December)
1986
pencil on paper; 12 panels
Dia Art Foundation; Gift of Louise and Leonard Riggio

 
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