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Leone d'Oro.

Verona: Edizioni Francesco Conz, [1978]. Square folio (40 x 40 cm). Cloth-bound hinged portfolio box with mounted paper band, contents loose as issued, containing colophon, cover page, and 17 silkscreen color prints on paper. Prints in excellent condition, some minor abrasions, browning, aging, and wear to box. One of 40 copies (plus 5 AP), each sheet hand-numbered, titled 'leone d'oro', and signed in pencil by Knowles.

According to the brief introduction to this suite of prints written by Knowles, the images in this group were made "by combining a label from an orange crate and shoes found burned on the shore of the Bay of Naples by Jasmine Ban. The label itself was found later on the same beach, while taking a walk on a Sunday morning. The photography of the shoes and shoe parts plus some found street items was done by myself. The parts of the label were selected, projected and drawn in. All the parts arrived to me by chance but from the same place."

Alison Knowles was a founding member of the avant-garde Fluxus movement best known for her installations, event scores, performances, prints, and publications. Edizioni Francesco Conz was started by Francesco Conz in 1972 with the purpose of publishing silk-screened editions and multiples from important avant-garde artists from the 20th century. Conz himself was a collector, leaving behind an archive of more than 3000 items from movements such as Fluxus, concrete poetry, Actionism, and Lettrism.

As of March 2022, this portfolio is not listed on OCLC.

Book ID: 51935

Price: $3,500.00