Corpo d'aria [Body of Air]

Piero Manzoni


Object, 5 x 42.7 x 12.3 cm, 1.5 x 1.5 x 20 cm, 41.5 x 11 cm.
Materials: metal, plastic, rubber, whip, paper

Collection: Collection MACBA, Barcelona (Inv. no. 0174).

Corpo d’aria is a series of 45 pneumatic sculptures that Manzoni began in 1959. The purchaser would pay 30,000 liras for a balloon, a box and a description, together with a certificate of authenticity. The purchaser could also decide if they wanted to preserve Manzoni’s breath inside the balloon or not.

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