Feathers Blog: Boetti for the weekend

Alternando da Uno A Cento e Viceversa, 1993

Boetti is of the 1960’s Arte Povera School that seems to be ultra-trendy at the moment – cue the Italians:Antonio Marras, Etro. The retrospective showcases the artist’s broad body of work which includes endless experimentation across a multitude of media.

Centri di Pensiero, 1978. Ballpoint pen on paper

From his obsession with stamps, commas and airplanes to the later Afghan-inspired embroidery, we were heavily inspired. We especially loved the artist’s 1978 Diptych covered with ballpoint pen, pictured above. Not to mention his early self-portraits and pencil explorations in which he used both hands and sides of his body and mind to illustrate investigations of the Self ; something highly surrealist in principal. And of course, we absolutely adored his embroidery with major emphasis on the rugs and Tutto, which takes up space in the exhibition’s final room.

Tutto 1986-1987

Do make it down if you can. And if you’re on the lookout for rugs, while we may not have any Boetti’s, we do have some fantastic Private 2024’s at Nest which recall a slightly similar (even if less colourful) ethnic vibe.

Visit the Feathers Blog

by Feathers

Other Stories

Editorial:

Celebrating Damien Hirst

Editorial:

Picasso: Black and White

Editorial:

Kings From The East: Anthony Burrill

Editorial:

Arropame leeks and plant feelings

Editorial:

From gallery display case to your wardrobe

Editorial:

12 For 2012: Our Culture Highlights

Editorial:

Mondrian Man

Editorial:

From Club To Catwalk