Tito Varisco original lithograph | Bartok, Miraculous Mandarin
Medium: original lithograph. Tito Varisco was a well known scenographer (set designer), and this print was inspired by the Bela Bartok opera "The Miraculous Mandarin", and was executed for the second volume (1956-57) of very rare Documenti d'Arte d'Oggi, published in Milan by Groupe Espace. Printed on a light brown paper, the full sheet size is 8 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches (218 x 318mm). Signed and titled in the plate, not by hand.
Tito Varisco original lithograph multiple | Arte Concreta
Medium: original lithograph multiple. This unusual work consists of a strip of paper with a lithographed design that can be pulled through another paper section, cut in the shape of a television screen, to create the effect of a moving pattern. As an important scenographer (set designer) in Milan, Tito Varisco had a special interest in the emerging medium of television and its relation to the other visual arts.
Published by Groupe Espace in Milan for the very rare Documenti d'Arte d'Oggi (1955-56). The total sheet measures 12 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches (318 x 217mm). Not signed.
Condition: there is age-toning to the paper and a small tear in the viewer section.