Piero Manzoni’s life (1933 -1963) was too short and blazing. As an artist, he was able to create a new brilliant and crystal clear language, which was very original and distanced itself from any contemporary train. In a very provocative way, just thinking about his most famous work “Merda d’artista” (Artist’s Shit) or his white paintings known as “Achromes”, Manzoni made the reasoning on the concept of the work of art itself his main research focus. “Piero Manzoni. Vita d’artista” is a biography curated by Flaminio Gualdoni, who is art historian and professor at Milan Academy. The book retraces the artist’s short life, starting from his childhood up to the tragic day of his death on the 6th of February 1963, when Manzoni was found dead in his studio because of a heart attack.
The volume is edited by Johan & Levi editor.