Alberto Burri Black Cellotex
In the mid-1970s, after 25 years of using cellotex as an invisible support, this raw material became Burri's primary field of focus. Using knives and various hand-made instruments, Burri sculpted the surface of the cellotex board, cutting, shaping, scratching, pulling and marking to create textured black on black geometric forms that are alternatively glossy and opaque. The Nero Cellotex paintings removes the final crutch of color and reveals Burri's work at its most bare and radical form.
This illustrated booklet, published on the occasion of the exhibition held at Luxembourg & Dayan, New York, in 2013, features a text by Antonio Sapone.
23 x 18 cm. (9.5 x 7.5 in.)