Nothingness. Ugo Carrega.


An artist multiple and Happy New Year greeting by the Italian visual/concrete poet Ugo Carrega produced in conjunction with Galleria Schwarz of Milan. The work consists of a clear, square piece of plexiglass with the words "nothing" and "ness" printed on opposite sides, and with a small, circular slice of wood or tree branch between them, glued to one side. Also printed small on each side is the phrase "is a ness the nest ce pas". Signed and dated 1970, the inside of the box is printed in Italian and English with the message: "This materic poem by Ugo Carrega has been executed to wish all the friends of Galleria Schwarz a happy nineteenseventyone". Also printed on the inside of one box is a comment from gallery owner Arturo Schwarz: "O.K. but use plexi instead of glass, I hate the change but, with those damned postmen, the small glass - like the large glass - will break in a thousand pieces - Arturo". Exterior of box features an adhered printed label, in English, with Carrega's notes regarding the piece. Scarce. Item #1092.

Condition: Very Good-, some scuffing and soiling to exterior of box; light scuffing/scratching to plexiglass with light scratching to the "ness" with one edge of plexiglass a little rough (as issued?0.

Artist Multiple
Galleria Schwarz
6" x 6" x .5"
Printed plexiglass in paperboard box
Milan: 1970

Price: $200.00

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