Alighiero E Boetti
(1940 - 1994)
Alighiero E. Boetti was active/lived in Italy. Alighiero Boetti is known for embroidered maps, conceptual mixed-media, found objects.
Biography Alighiero E. Boetti
Alighiero Boetti (also known as Alighiero e Boetti; December 16, 1940 - February 24, 1994) was an Italian conceptual artist, considered to be a member of the art movement Arte Povera. He is most famous for a series of embroidered maps of the world, Mappa, created between 1971 and his death in 1994. Boetti's work was typified by his notion of 'twinning', leading him to add 'e' (and) between his names, 'stimulating a dialectic exchange between these two selves'.
Alighiero Fabrizio Boetti was born in Turin, to Corrado Boetti, a lawyer, and Adelina Marchisio, a violinist. Boetti abandoned his studies at the business school of the University of Turin to work as an artist. Already in his early years, he had profound and wide-ranging
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