DIREZIONE
Giovanni Anselmo
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The work references a work entitled Un particolare a sud, trecento milioni di anni a ovest
nord-ovest, 14 disegni intorno, done in 1978, on the occasion of the artist’s personal
exhibition at Sperone Westwater/Fischer, in New York.
In the exhibition only fourteen of the original sixteen pictures were shown because the
other two would have had to be placed where the gallery windows were.
“The pictures made with pencil on paper, stuck onto cloth and fixed to a frame,
represent a magnetic needle orientated in the natural direction of North-South, around
which Anselmo, has drawn sixteen points of view. Their disposition and their orientation
on the walls are determined by the magnetic needle of the work Direzione which they
refer to, and which they are placed around. Direzione therefore determines, on the one
hand, the orientation of the works in space and on the other, works through a motion
space orientated towards all the cardinal points.”

– J.C. Ammann, Giovanni Anselmo, Kunsthalle Basel- Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 1979

Details
 

Direzione N, NNE, NE, ENE, E, ESE, SE, SSE, S, SSO, SO, OSO, O, ONO, NO, NNO
Limited Edition of 9 + VI

Size: 40 x 40 x 1.5 cm
Medium: Jet of graphite on cotton paper mounted on canvas

Signed and numbered on the reverse
Published by Noire Edition, 2007

 

Additional Info:

All limited editions are accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity by the publisher
Optional frame

 

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