Piero Manzoni

Merde d'Artiste, ca. 2013


Tin can

2 2/5 × 3 in
6 × 7.5 cm
Printed signaturep of can

The present lot is descriptive of Manzoni’s ironic and perverse style. Calling into play his specific dialogue with the relationship between art production and human production, the current lot is a reproduction of the artist's seminal work, “Merda d’Artista," in which Manzoni packaged multiple 30mg tins of his excrement as if it was manufactured for sale.