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Manzoni, Piero. Baj. Fontana. Munari, et al

Munich. Galerie 17. 1957
The scarce catalogue / invitation for Manzoni's early group show at Galerie 17, January 1957.

The group exhibition at Galerie 17 featured work by Baj, Dangelo, D'Arena, Fontana, Gracco, Manzoni, Munari, Orsenigo and Pomodoro. It ran from 15–31st January 1967.

Manzoni's work included in this exhibition was titled 'Milano et Metologia'. The artist's work dramatically changed direction after he saw Yves Klein's 'Epoca Blue' exhibition at Galleria Apollinaire in Milan, open the same month as his own group show in Munich (January, 1957). By the end of the year Manzoni's work no longer referenced Art Informel and instead drew on Klein's monochromes. One year later he founded the Azimut Gallery with fellow artist Enrico Castellani, initiating a series of influential avant-garde exhibitions.
[6 leaves]. 8vo. Initial leaf with drawing by Fontana printed recto, two pages of text followed by artist portraits and illustrations of works in the exhibition printed in black and white; 2 colour plates, tipped-in; final leaf verso with Dangelo illustration. Original publisher's printed wrappers, stapled as issued.

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