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MINIMALIA: ITALIAN ART FROM THE SECOND AVANT-GARDE. Wright, New York, 2016. Distributed by Ram Publications, Santa Monica. 56 pp. 25 x 20 cm. ISBN 9780996371353 In English.
Publisher's description: Minimalia: Italian Art from the Second Avant-Garde is dedicated to Italian artists working from the 1960s to early 1980s who fostered the development of the art movements ZERO, Gruppo T, Gruppo N, Pittura Analitica and Arte Povera. Though in dialogue with the North American Minimal art movement, the artists in these groups represented a uniquely Italian vision that exerted a powerful influence on the international avant-garde and are now recognized as important contributors to the history of twentieth-century abstraction. Minimalia includes works by Enrico Castellani, Salvatore Scarpitta, Mario Merz, Alberto Biasi, Grazia Varisco and Giorgio Griffa, among many others. Photographs of the items on auction are accompanied by essays on the individual artists and an in-depth interview with internationally renowned curator and critic Achille Bonito Oliva, who organized the 1999 exhibition Minimalia: An Italian Vision in 20th-Century Art at MoMA PS1, NY, by Wright's own Elisabeth Del Prete.
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Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 173050
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