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Piero Manzoni

Piero Manzoni, Achrome, 1958–59 White velvet, 7 1/16 × 9 7/16 inches (18 × 24 cm)

Piero Manzoni, Achrome, 1958–59

White velvet, 7 1/16 × 9 7/16 inches (18 × 24 cm)

Piero Manzoni, Achrome, 1957–58 Plaster, 51 ¼ × 38 ¼ inches (130 × 97 cm)

Piero Manzoni, Achrome, 1957–58

Plaster, 51 ¼ × 38 ¼ inches (130 × 97 cm)


Piero Manzoni’s brief career was one of the most radically inventive of the twentieth century, producing a body of work that continues to challenge the definitions of artistic sovereignty and virtuosity.

Piero Manzoni was born in 1933 in Soncino, Italy, and died in 1963 in Milan, Italy. His work has been the subject of numerous international exhibitions, including Herning Kunstmuseum, Germany (1991); Musée d'art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France (1991); Castello di Rivoli—Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Italy (1992); “Linee,” Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome (1995); “Line Drawings,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (1995); “Milano et mitologia,” Palazzo Reale, Milan (1997); MADRE Museum, Italy (2008); “When Bodies Became Art,” Stadel Museum, Germany (2013); Palazzo Reale, Italy (2014); and Museu de Arte Moderna, Brazil (2015).

Fairs, Events & Announcements

New Release

Gagosian App for iPad
Issue 4

Gagosian announces the release of issue 4 of the Gagosian App for iPad on July 13, 2013. Artists featured in this issue include Georg Baselitz, Piero Manzoni, Robert Rauschenberg, Nancy Rubins, Thomas Ruff, Taryn Simon, and Cy Twombly.

In issue 4 we feature an illustrated “pop-up” biography of Georg Baselitz, show Piero Manzoni’s Azimuth magazines digitized with full English translations for the first time, offer an endless “art board” of works from the exhibition The Private Collection of Robert Rauschenberg, including historical and biographical information on more than seventy-six artists. We also show a comprehensive overview of Nancy Rubins’s monumental public sculptures made from industrial objects, and give you a look at Thomas Ruff’s stereoscopic ma.r.s. photographs in 3-D. We invite you to interact with multimedia highlights from Taryn Simon’s four major bodies of work, curated by the artist, and explore Cy Twombly’s final paintings with a photographic and audio tribute to the artist by Sally Mann.

Museum Exhibitions

Opening Soon

Black Hole
Arte e matericità tra informe et invisibile

October 4, 2018–January 6, 2019
GAMeC — Galleria d’Arte Moderna et Contemporanea di Bergamo, Italy

Black Hole: Arte e matericità tra informe et invisibile is the first exhibition in an ambitious three-year research program dedicated to the theme of matter. Activating a dialogue with the history of scientific and technological discoveries, and investigating the development of aesthetics theories, Black Hole showcases the work of artists who have explored the material element’s most intrinsic significance, where the actual concept of matter shatters to open up a more profound idea of matter as an original element, as the primordial substance that constitutes everything. Work by Urs Fischer, Lucio Fontana, Alberto Giacometti, Anselm Kiefer, and Piero Manzoni is included.