In the wake of a number of important initiatives organised throughout 2015 to mark the centenary of the birth of this master from Città di Castello, a unique and extraordinary tool is once again available for acquiring direct knowledge of the work and great humanity of such an artist.
Consecrated by critics and the international market as one of the greatest twentieth-century masters, Alberto Burri had never agreed to speak either of himself or his art. In documentary films made of him while at work, he does not utter a word. “My works speak for me” was what he stubbornly maintained for almost half a century throughout the course of which he refused interviews, celebrations, awards and honours. This book of interviews for which Burri finally decided to talk about his life and work, being off the beaten track of news reports and art criticism, is therefore of particular value and was published for the first time in 1995.