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varonjournal:

Aerei,
Legendary artist Alighieri Boetti uses his art as political manifesto. Unlike other Arte Povera artists, he traveled to Afghanistan to discover order and disorder. His art produces sharp ideas and remarkable visions.
-Post by Michael Xufu Huang

varonjournal:

Aerei,

Legendary artist Alighieri Boetti uses his art as political manifesto. Unlike other Arte Povera artists, he traveled to Afghanistan to discover order and disorder. His art produces sharp ideas and remarkable visions.

-Post by Michael Xufu Huang

(Source: varonmag)

— 1 year ago with 4 notes
A very nice selection of Arazzi tapestries by Boetti presented by @BenBrownFineArt @FriezeLondon 2012. Photo @DodoPositano.
Three monochrome embroideries “Le Infinite Possibilità di Esistere” (Infinite Possibilities of Existence) are just amazing!

A very nice selection of Arazzi tapestries by Boetti presented by @BenBrownFineArt @FriezeLondon 2012. Photo @DodoPositano.

Three monochrome embroideries “Le Infinite Possibilità di Esistere” (Infinite Possibilities of Existence) are just amazing!

— 1 year ago with 3 notes
Boetti’s stunning “Autodisporsi” (Self-Arrangement) sold for 94,000 € against pre-sale est of 35-45k £ @ChristiesInc Italian Sale.
This work belongs to a rare group made in 1974 (Ink on graph paper 100x70 cm).
Thanks to the “Game Plan” shows at Reina Sofia, Tate Modern and MoMA a wider audience of Boetti lovers and collectors have finally approached this not-so-familiar body of works of extreme poetry and conceptual purity.
http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/drawings-watercolors/alighiero-boetti-autodisporsi-5608631-details.aspx?pos=4&intObjectID=5608631&sid=&page=1

Boetti’s stunning “Autodisporsi” (Self-Arrangement) sold for 94,000 € against pre-sale est of 35-45k £ @ChristiesInc Italian Sale.

This work belongs to a rare group made in 1974 (Ink on graph paper 100x70 cm).

Thanks to the “Game Plan” shows at Reina Sofia, Tate Modern and MoMA a wider audience of Boetti lovers and collectors have finally approached this not-so-familiar body of works of extreme poetry and conceptual purity.

http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/drawings-watercolors/alighiero-boetti-autodisporsi-5608631-details.aspx?pos=4&intObjectID=5608631&sid=&page=1

— 1 year ago with 4 notes
Amazing results for Boetti at Christie’s Italian sale:this arazzo tapestry “Segno e Disegno” sold for 108,000 € against pre-sale est of 25-25k £
This piece (29 x 30cm - 11 3/8 x 11 7/8in.) was made in Kabul Afghanistan in 1979.

Amazing results for Boetti at Christie’s Italian sale:
this arazzo tapestry “Segno e Disegno” sold for 108,000 € against pre-sale est of 25-25k £

This piece (29 x 30cm - 11 3/8 x 11 7/8in.) was made in Kabul Afghanistan in 1979.

— 1 year ago
Boetti’s solo show in Milan at Tornabuoni Gallery opening 12 October 2012.The exhibition will cover the artist’s complete production from 1960s to 1994 (year of the artist’s death).Roberto Casamonti has been one of the most active dealers in collecting Boetti’s pieces from the 1980s therefore his gallery has one of the largest variety and quality of his artworks.The exhibition will feature large and small embroidered tapestries, maps, biro ballpoint works, and many other pieces.The show will be open until Nov 30, 2012!
Tornabuoni ArteVia Fatebenefratelli, 34/36 - Milano, Italyinfo@tornabuoniarte.itwww.tornabuoniarte.it

Boetti’s solo show in Milan at Tornabuoni Gallery opening 12 October 2012.
The exhibition will cover the artist’s complete production from 1960s to 1994 (year of the artist’s death).
Roberto Casamonti has been one of the most active dealers in collecting Boetti’s pieces from the 1980s therefore his gallery has one of the largest variety and quality of his artworks.
The exhibition will feature large and small embroidered tapestries, maps, biro ballpoint works, and many other pieces.
The show will be open until Nov 30, 2012!

Tornabuoni Arte
Via Fatebenefratelli, 34/36 - Milano, Italy
info@tornabuoniarte.it
www.tornabuoniarte.it

— 1 year ago with 2 notes
Boetti’s Catalogue Raisonné Volume 2 finally released!The book covers all artworks made between 1972 and 1979, the core of Boetti’s conceptual production after the Arte Povera period. A must buy!The curator of this important volume (448 pages!) is Jean-Christophe Ammann jointly with the Archivio Alighiero Boetti and Fondazione Alighiero Boetti, and it is published by Electa.The book will feature texts by Annemarie Sauzeau, Achille Bonito Oliva, Laura Cherubini, Giulio Verzotti, Franco La Cecla, Giulio Paolini.Volume 1 covered the years 1962-1971 and two more volumes covering 1980s and 1990s are going to be released in the near future.The present “Volume 2” will bring to the public a great deal of never-seen-before works by Boetti. Not to be missed!!!

Boetti’s Catalogue Raisonné Volume 2 finally released!
The book covers all artworks made between 1972 and 1979, the core of Boetti’s conceptual production after the Arte Povera period. A must buy!
The curator of this important volume (448 pages!) is Jean-Christophe Ammann jointly with the Archivio Alighiero Boetti and Fondazione Alighiero Boetti, and it is published by Electa.
The book will feature texts by Annemarie Sauzeau, Achille Bonito Oliva, Laura Cherubini, Giulio Verzotti, Franco La Cecla, Giulio Paolini.
Volume 1 covered the years 1962-1971 and two more volumes covering 1980s and 1990s are going to be released in the near future.
The present “Volume 2” will bring to the public a great deal of never-seen-before works by Boetti. Not to be missed!!!

— 1 year ago
Boetti at @Sothebys Paris: “Alternating from 1 to 100 and Viceversa”, est. 180-250,000 €,Collection of Zaira & Marsel Miswill be sold on October 24 2012.
This amazing arazzo tapestry 127x127 cm was embroidered in Kabul in 1977 by Afghan women.
http://www.sothebys.com/it/auctions/ecatalogue/2012/collection-mis-art-moderne-et-contemporain/lot.34.lotnum.html

Boetti at @Sothebys Paris: “Alternating from 1 to 100 and Viceversa”, est. 180-250,000 €,Collection of Zaira & Marsel Miswill be sold on October 24 2012.

This amazing arazzo tapestry 127x127 cm was embroidered in Kabul in 1977 by Afghan women.

http://www.sothebys.com/it/auctions/ecatalogue/2012/collection-mis-art-moderne-et-contemporain/lot.34.lotnum.html

— 1 year ago with 7 notes
#exhibition  #art  #arte contemporanea  #Alighiero Boetti  #arte povera  #arazzo  #alighieroboetti  #Boetti  #contemporary art  #collage  #conceptual art  #painting  #stamps  #mail art  #tapestry  #embroidery  #postcard  #graph paper  #stiching  #auction  #Christie's  #Sotheby's  #watercolour  #MOMA  #Tate  #Modern  #Map  #Mappa  #Kabul  #Afghanistan 
Boetti in Barcellona: Fundació Josep Suñol opens today the “5th Year Anniversary Exhibition” with works by Alighiero Boetti, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Man Ray, Zush, Jaume Plensa, Luis Gordillo, Salvador Dalí and Antoni Tàpies.
Image: ‘Mille novecento settantotto’, 1978, embroidered tapestry arazzo.
Fundació Josep SuñolPasseig de Gràcia 98, Barcellona, Spainhttp://www.fundaciosunol.org/exposicions/exposicions.php
Exhibition: 27 September, 2012 – 2 March, 2013

Boetti in Barcellona: Fundació Josep Suñol opens today the “5th Year Anniversary Exhibition” with works by Alighiero Boetti, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Man Ray, Zush, Jaume Plensa, Luis Gordillo, Salvador Dalí and Antoni Tàpies.

Image: ‘Mille novecento settantotto’, 1978, embroidered tapestry arazzo.

Fundació Josep Suñol
Passeig de Gràcia 98, Barcellona, Spain
http://www.fundaciosunol.org/exposicions/exposicions.php

Exhibition: 27 September, 2012 – 2 March, 2013

— 1 year ago with 26 notes
#exhibition  #art  #arte contemporanea  #Alighiero Boetti  #arte povera  #arazzo  #alighieroboetti  #Boetti  #contemporary art  #collage  #conceptual art  #painting  #stamps  #mail art  #tapestry  #embroidery  #postcard  #graph paper  #stiching  #auction  #Christie's  #Sotheby's  #watercolour  #MOMA  #Tate  #Modern  #Map  #Mappa  #Kabul  #Afghanistan 
Boetti at auction: @Sothebys will offer this fantastic set of 4 tapestries “La Forza Del Centro” (The Strenght of the Center) est 60-80,000 GBP, London 13 Oct 2012 Contemporary Art Day Auction.Each embroidered arazzo is 22 x 24 cm.The 4 pieces are of amazing beauty, with bright stunning colour combinations, and bear a phrase quite rare to appear on the market.This lot is very interesting as the 4 works are individual pieces, each with its own certificate from the Archivio Boetti and with 4 different archival number. So this is not a fixed set of 4 (Boetti made fixed sets too), as each piece is an independent work.Of course the 4 pieces alltogether look just great, so it really looks like a great opportunity, and the pre-sale estimate is very attractive.

Boetti at auction: @Sothebys will offer this fantastic set of 4 tapestries “La Forza Del Centro” (The Strenght of the Center) est 60-80,000 GBP, London 13 Oct 2012 Contemporary Art Day Auction.
Each embroidered arazzo is 22 x 24 cm.
The 4 pieces are of amazing beauty, with bright stunning colour combinations, and bear a phrase quite rare to appear on the market.
This lot is very interesting as the 4 works are individual pieces, each with its own certificate from the Archivio Boetti and with 4 different archival number. So this is not a fixed set of 4 (Boetti made fixed sets too), as each piece is an independent work.
Of course the 4 pieces alltogether look just great, so it really looks like a great opportunity, and the pre-sale estimate is very attractive.

— 1 year ago with 2 notes
#exhibition  #art  #arte contemporanea  #Alighiero Boetti  #arte povera  #arazzo  #alighieroboetti  #Boetti  #contemporary art  #collage  #conceptual art  #painting  #stamps  #mail art  #tapestry  #embroidery  #postcard  #graph paper  #stiching  #auction  #Christie's  #Sotheby's  #watercolour  #MOMA  #Tate  #Modern  #Map  #Mappa  #Kabul  #Afghanistan 
Boetti at auction: this very unusual purple Map from 1984 will be offered by Sotheby’s in London, est 800,000-1,000,000 GBP @Sothebys

Boetti at auction: this very unusual purple Map from 1984 will be offered by Sotheby’s in London, est 800,000-1,000,000 GBP @Sothebys

— 1 year ago with 7 notes
#exhibition  #art  #arte contemporanea  #Alighiero Boetti  #arte povera  #arazzo  #alighieroboetti  #Boetti  #contemporary art  #collage  #conceptual art  #painting  #stamps  #mail art  #tapestry  #embroidery  #postcard  #graph paper  #stiching  #auction  #Christie's  #Sotheby's  #watercolour  #MOMA  #Tate  #Modern  #Map  #Mappa  #Kabul  #Afghanistan 
The Italian Sale 2012: 5 works by Boetti will be auctioned by @ChristiesInc in London on October 11 2012. Lot 73 will be Autodisporsi (Auto-arrangement) from 1975, ink on graph paper 100x70 cm, Estimate: 35-45,000 GBP.
Autodisporsi is one of an important early group of works that Alighiero Boetti made in 1974. It comprises of a square of 121 smaller squares drawn on a single sheet of paper. Within each of these squares the artist has filled in a single smaller square inside it in accordance with the positioning of the larger square within the whole structure. As the title of the work, meaning ‘auto-arrangement’ or ‘placing oneself’ suggests, the work as a whole outlines a sequential, self-reflexive and self-determining progression. As was his repeated practice, Boetti has here created a beautiful and intriguing abstract picture, from a simple and elegant permutational system.
'Decisive… is the fact that structures (systems) have replaced pictures and that pictures obtain their meaning from structures (systems). The goal is to convey structures (systems) by constantly rediscovering them and to create pictures in such a way as to forget the structures within them.' (Alighiero Boetti, quoted in Alighiero Boetti, exh. cat., Basel, 1978, unpaged)
Source: http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/drawings-watercolors/alighiero-boetti-autodisporsi-5608631-details.aspx?from=searchresults&intObjectID=5608631&sid=3d751bb3-6dae-47dd-a4b9-b6a4a82cda41

The Italian Sale 2012: 5 works by Boetti will be auctioned by @ChristiesInc in London on October 11 2012. Lot 73 will be Autodisporsi (Auto-arrangement) from 1975, ink on graph paper 100x70 cm, Estimate: 35-45,000 GBP.

Autodisporsi is one of an important early group of works that Alighiero Boetti made in 1974. It comprises of a square of 121 smaller squares drawn on a single sheet of paper. Within each of these squares the artist has filled in a single smaller square inside it in accordance with the positioning of the larger square within the whole structure. As the title of the work, meaning ‘auto-arrangement’ or ‘placing oneself’ suggests, the work as a whole outlines a sequential, self-reflexive and self-determining progression. As was his repeated practice, Boetti has here created a beautiful and intriguing abstract picture, from a simple and elegant permutational system.

'Decisive… is the fact that structures (systems) have replaced pictures and that pictures obtain their meaning from structures (systems). The goal is to convey structures (systems) by constantly rediscovering them and to create pictures in such a way as to forget the structures within them.' (Alighiero Boetti, quoted in Alighiero Boetti, exh. cat., Basel, 1978, unpaged)

Source: http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/drawings-watercolors/alighiero-boetti-autodisporsi-5608631-details.aspx?from=searchresults&intObjectID=5608631&sid=3d751bb3-6dae-47dd-a4b9-b6a4a82cda41

— 1 year ago with 2 notes
#exhibition  #art  #arte contemporanea  #Alighiero Boetti  #arte povera  #arazzo  #alighieroboetti  #Boetti  #contemporary art  #collage  #conceptual art  #painting  #stamps  #mail art  #tapestry  #embroidery  #postcard  #graph paper  #stiching  #auction  #Christie's  #Sotheby's  #watercolour  #MOMA  #Tate  #Modern  #Map  #Mappa  #Kabul  #Afghanistan 
Boetti at auction: 4 nice embroidered tapestries “arazzi” to be sold by Christie’s NY 19 Sept @ChristiesInc Rockefeller Plaza.
The auction house will offer each of them with an estimate of 25-35.000 $, and their average size is circa 23 x 23 cm. They were all bought from the same gallery, so probably they all come from the same collection.
These are the links to the 4 lots:
Lot 15: linkLot 16: linkLot 17: linkLot 18: link

Boetti at auction: 4 nice embroidered tapestries “arazzi” to be sold by Christie’s NY 19 Sept @ChristiesInc Rockefeller Plaza.

The auction house will offer each of them with an estimate of 25-35.000 $, and their average size is circa 23 x 23 cm. They were all bought from the same gallery, so probably they all come from the same collection.

These are the links to the 4 lots:

Lot 15: link
Lot 16: link
Lot 17: link
Lot 18: link

— 1 year ago
#exhibition  #art  #arte contemporanea  #Alighiero Boetti  #arte povera  #arazzo  #alighieroboetti  #Boetti  #contemporary art  #collage  #conceptual art  #painting  #stamps  #mail art  #tapestry  #embroidery  #postcard  #graph paper  #stiching  #auction  #Christie's  #Sotheby's  #watercolour  #MOMA  #Tate  #Modern  #Map  #Mappa  #Kabul  #Afghanistan