Piero Manzoni's €40,000 'oil and tar' painting auctions in Berlin



2015-06-26 12:03:17

Piero Manzoni's 40,000 'oil and tar' painting auctions in Berlin

One of the more unique 1950s works by the master ironist will go under the hammer, next month

One of the main representative artists of Italian post-war concept artis appearing at a German auction house, Jeschke Van Vliet, on July 3.

Piero Manzoni's Untitled from1956 comes from an artist best-known for his ironic conceptual art, especially influenced by the work of Yves Klein.

Throughout his career, Manzoni (pictured top right) tried many different techniques and materials.

In particular, hedrew inspiration from Art Informal trends- otherwise known as Tachisme, the European equivalent to abstract expressionism.

 Piero Manzoni's engrossing oil and tar on canvas,Untitled, from1956

Manzoni studied art and philosophy in Rome and Milan during his lifetime, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Alberto Burri, Lucio Fontana and Jean Fautrier.

Untitled is made from oil and tar on canvas andmeasures 40 x 30 cm. At the bottom right of the work is an incised signature by Manzoni himself. The whole work is framed under glass.

This important and absorbing work will auction in Berlin, and carriesan estimated pre-sale value of 40,000.

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