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Jannis Kounellis

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Drawing on paper 70 x 99 cm Sold
Artist Bio / Statement

Jannis Kounellis is a renowned Greek painter, performance artist and sculptor, living and working in Italy. From 1967 he became associated with Arte p...

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Jannis Kounellis is a renowned Greek painter, performance artist and sculptor, living and working in Italy. From 1967 he became associated with Arte povera, and his work was characterised by the juxtaposition of objects, materials and actions that were both physically and culturally antithetical to one another. These included raw materials such as stone, cotton, wool and coal, and objets trouvés such as bed-frames, doors and, since 1969, shelves. His interviews and writings were published by Gigi and Trolley Books as 'Echoes in the Darkness' in 2002 in English and in Italian as 'Eco nell'oscurita'.