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Tito Varisco original lithograph | Bartok, Miraculous Mandarin
Tito Varisco original lithograph | Bartok, Miraculous Mandarin


Item Code: 1633

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. The total sheet measures 8 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches (218 x 318mm). Signed and titled in the plate, not by hand.

Documenti d'Arte d'Oggi was an ongoing project of the Concrete Art Movement (Movimento arte concreta). This important portfolio consisted of original silkscreens, serigraphs, lithographs, woodcuts and linoleum cuts on various types of paper, compiled into an annual album from 1954-1958. Among the artists represented in this issue were: Aagaard Andersen, Enrico Bordoni, Angelo Bozzola, Guiseppe Capogrossi, Gillo Dorfles, Galliano Mazzon, Gianni Monnet, Bruno Munari, Mario Nigro, Sandro Pessina, Vivaldo Poli, Carol Rama, Regina, Manlio Rho, Nino Di Salvatore, Emilio Scanavino, Tito Varisco, Luigi Veronesi and Simonetta Vigevani Jung. Original prints by most of these artists are rare.