Two major publishing projects were also completed in this period. Vanni Scheiwiller published the 8 Tavole di accertamento (8 Works of Verification) in Milan, a portfolio of eight photolithographs in sixty examples, which concluded a path traced from the late 1950s, with a text by Agnetti.

An announcement published in that period declared that Jes Petersen was the author of the work Piero Manzoni. The Life and the Works, composed of “around 100 pages”, with a format of 17 x 12 centimetres, published in sixty copies: in reality it was only in 1963 that Petersen distributed Piero Manzoni. Life and Works, produced on sheets of translucent acetate and bound with a spine, in the same format and in an edition of sixty copies (a new edition was to be published in 1969).


8 Tavole di accertamento (8 Works of Verification), 1962, photolithography on paper, 50 × 35 cm

Piero Manzoni, 1962

Piero Manzoni. Life and Works, 1963, transparent plastic, 18 x 15 cm