Medium: original lithograph. This magnificent print was published in Milan in 1954 by Groupe Espace for the very rare Documenti d'arte d'oggi. A beautiful, rich impression! Sheet size 12 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches (318 x 220 mm). In good condition. Signed in the plate, not by hand.
The Movimento arte concreta (Concrete Art Movement), also known as MAC, was founded in Milan in 1948 by a group of Italian artists with their own unique aesthetic; principal among them were Atanasio Soldati, Gillo Dorfles, Bruno Munari and Gianni Monnet. The print offered here is a product of this movement, which brought together a number of artists who contributed original lithographs or serigraphs to this 1954 project. Among the artists represented in this portfolio were: Enrico Baj, Enrico Bordoni, Joe Colombo, Nino Di Salvatore, Gillo Dorfles, Asger Jorn, Plinio Mesciulam, Gianni Monnet, Bruno Munari, Bruna Pecciarini, Mauro Reggiani, Atanasio Soldati and Luigi Veronesi. Joe Colombo joined Enrico Baj in his Arte Nucleare movement. Vintage original prints by many of these artists are rarely encountered today.
Medium: original lithograph. Printed on a thin wove paper and published in Milan by Groupe Espace for the very rare 1955-56 volume of Documenti d'Arte d'Oggi. Sheet size 8 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches (217 x 320 mm). Signed by Joe Colombo in the stone, not by hand.
Condition: there is age-toning to the paper.
The Movimento arte concreta (Concrete Art Movement), was a group of avant-garde artists working in Italy during the 1950's. Among the artists who contributed prints for this issue were: Enrico Bordoni, Joe Colombo, Regina, Nino Di Salvatore, Gillo Dorfles, Gianni Monnet, Bruno Munari, Luigi Veronesi, Tito Varisco, Carol Rama, Simonetta Vigevani Jung and Lucio Fontana. These prints are quite rare today.