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“Merda d’artista Nº 78” | by Viejito
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“Merda d’artista Nº 78”

Some of the artwork at the Philadelphia Museum of Art is slightly avant-garde...


This one is a product of Piero Manzoni (Count Meroni Manzoni di Chiosca e Poggiolo (1933-1963)).


He produced and canned 90 of these in May 1961, 30g each, intended to be sold at the price of 30g of gold, and they were very accurately described by some art critics...

I do not think that any of the buyers opened the can to check the authenticity of the product.


The ink ran out a little... maybe due to the content of the can... — oh, all right, I'll admit it: the picture may be blurry because I took it at ⅛ sec. and this little camera does not have image stabilization... or because the glass cage around the “art” was not of good optical quality. The continuous name of the artist in the background isn’t blurred, though, so maybe I am off the hook...;-)

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Taken on August 12, 2011