Michelangelo Pistoletto

Metro cubo d’infinito, 1966

The invention of the #artselfie came right around my discovery of Michelangelo Pistoletto and his mirror paintings. It all happened at the Armory Show last year and ever since I have become obsessed. My first Pistoletto was “Venere con la Pipa,” a silkscreen on a mirror (actually steel) featuring a naked woman laying on a bed while smoking a pipe. Loved how this piece reminded me of Manet’s “Olympia” and also how it traumatized my Instagram followers who are not used to nudity on their feeds.

 

Quadro da pranzo (Lunch Painting), 1965

Mappamondo (Globe), 1966 – 1968

Venere degli stracci (Venus of the Rags), 1967-1974

Donna che indica (Woman who points), 1982

Attraverso la rete, lui e lei (Through the fence, him and her), 2008

Donna Nuda Con Girasoli, 1974-75

Donna Nuda Con Girasoli, 1974-75

Venere con la pipa, 1972

Venere con la pipa, 1972

Bagno Turco, 1962-71

Bagno Turco, 1962-71

 (Photos via. Luhring Augustine)

 

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