Piero Manzoni

Line 4.90m, December 1959


Not on display

Piero Manzoni 1933–1963
Ink on paper and cardboard container
Object: 222 × 63 × 63 mm
Purchased 1974

Catalogue entry

Piero Manzoni 1933-1963

T01874 Line 4.90m., December 1959

The tube has a printed label stuck round it, with the inscription 'CONTIENT UNE LIGNE LONGUE MT 4,90 | EXECUTEE PAR PIERO MANZONI LE 12/59 | IT CONTAINS A LINE 4,90 METRES LONG | MADE BY PIERO MANZONI THE 12/59' (the figures have been written in in ink)
Ink on paper in cylindrical cardboard container, 10 1/2 x 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 (26.2 x 7 x 7)
Purchased from Contessa Valeria Manzoni (Grant-in-Aid) 1974
Prov: Contessa Valeria Manzoni (the artist's mother), Milan
Exh: Piero Manzoni 1933-1963, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, October-November 1973 (25); Kunsthalle, Tübingen, January-February 1974 (25); Piero Manzoni: Paintings, Reliefs and Objects, Tate Gallery, March-May 1974 (40)
Lit: Germano Celant, Piero Manzoni: Catalogo Generale (Milan 1975), pp.38-40, 47-8, 58, 182-7 (not listed in the catalogue)

[See note on T01875.]

Published in:
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, p.480, reproduced p.480

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