Near Fine. Item #10312
Stockholm: Moderna Museet, 1983. First Edition. Quarto (22x22x1cm); 156pp, including chronology and bibliography. One hundred and nine images of Merz's work, about half and half in B&W and color; additional B&W documentary photos in preliminary material. Text in parallel Swedish and English.
Coated illustrated card covers. Both covers and textblock impeccable, Near Fine. Card spine uncreased and uncracked; sewn gatherings.
Mario Merz (1925-2003) was a leading Milanese proponent of Arte Povera. This is the catalog of the Stockholm exhibit of Merz's zoological—or perhaps, better, zoologicalizing and biomorphicizing—works, held from 5 February to 20 March 1983.