THE STORY OF THE FOUNDATION
2014 PUBLISHING ACTIVITIES, CONFERENCE AND A NEW AUCTION RECORD
Some months later Palazzo Reale was again the setting for a study day about Piero Manzoni in collaboration with Milan University and the Catholic University, during which fourteen Italian and international scholars spoke to illustrate and explore the latest research into the artist and his work.
A number of books about the artist were published: Piero Manzoni and ZERO. A European Creative Region by Francesca Pola, published by Electa in the ‘Pesci Rossi’ series, Breve storia della “Merda d’artista” by Flaminio Gualdoni and Caro Piero by Elena Manzoni di Chiosca, both published by Skira. Lastly, Abscondita published Su Piero Manzoni by Germano Celant.
During its Italian Sale on 17 October, Sotheby’s of London sold another large creased canvas for the record price of almost 16 million Euros.Back
Covers of the books Breve storia della “Merda d’artista” and Caro Piero
Covers of the books Su Piero Manzoni and Piero Manzoni and ZERO. A European Creative Region
Achrome, 1958, creased canvas and kaolin, 116 × 146 cm (Christie’s Auction, May 15th 2013)