In the landmark series devoted to general and theme catalogues about famous artists, the first volume of the series covering the complete works of Alighiero Boetti examines his creations from 1962-1971.
A master of construction and invention, whose work is distinguished by a refined sense of conceptual irony, Alighiero Boetti has spent his whole life conducting complex research into a variety of themes.
This first volume about the work of the artist from Turin catalogues his works between 1962 and 1971, a crucial period of in-depth research.
The generative principles which make his soul vibrate, like order and chaos, randomness and necessity, seeking and finding, the equal and the different, are developed in his work through materials and procedures which are simple “but of extraordinary esthetic clarity”.
It is especially in the ethics of his artistic output that Boetti infringes the rules of art, which put artist and creator on the same level. While he is responsible for the original idea behind the work, he actually leaves the job of creating it – as in the case of his famous Maps – to an expert.
A total of four volumes will cover his entire output.