Item #29418 Saluti & Baci (with Four Signed Screenprints). Gianni Bertini, Luigi Cavallo.
Saluti & Baci (with Four Signed Screenprints).
Saluti & Baci (with Four Signed Screenprints).
Saluti & Baci (with Four Signed Screenprints).
Saluti & Baci (with Four Signed Screenprints).
Saluti & Baci (with Four Signed Screenprints).
Saluti & Baci (with Four Signed Screenprints).

Saluti & Baci (with Four Signed Screenprints).

Milano: GL editore, 1988. First Edition. Portfolio, featuring 4 vibrant litho-serigraphs (16 inches square), each hand-numbered and SIGNED by Bertini to versos in pencil. Accompanied by 8 pp. interview, in Italian, printed in loose folio gatherings and hand-numbered as 79 of 120 trade copies. When Warhol started to apply photomechanical processes to his canvases, he famously declared: "The reason I'm painting this way is that I want to be a machine." Within a few years, under the banner of Mec Art, Gianni Bertini was employing similar photographic techniques in Paris, but not for their qualities of repetition and mimicry. Instead, he drew photography into painting to flatten the distance between the two of them, in pursuit of new synthetic images that might represent the post-War commingling of humans and machines; more alchemy than collage. Luigi Cavallo, who animates the interview in this portfolio, proposes that we reconsider Bertini as "the conscience of our age." Some minor creasing to red portfolio wrappers, else near fine. Prints are bright and clean, with minor rounding to some corners; also near fine. Scarce, with only 2 OCLC records located (Yale, Paris-Doucet).

Item #29418

Price: $2,500.00

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