Michelangelo Pistoletto

born 1933

Michelangelo Pistoletto, ‘Venus of the Rags’ 1967, 1974
Venus of the Rags 1967, 1974
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In Tate Liverpool


Michelangelo Pistoletto (born 23 June 1933 in Biella) is an Italian painter, action and object artist, and art theorist. Pistoletto is acknowledged as one of the main representatives of the Italian Arte Povera. His work mainly deals with the subject matter of reflection and the unification of art and everyday life in terms of a Gesamtkunstwerk.

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