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Pages: Mirella Bentivoglio, Selected Works 1966-2012

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Mirella Bentivoglio

(Klagenfurt, Austria, March 28, 1922 - March 23, 2017, Rome, Italy)

Loss of Sense (Perdita di senso), 1997
Offset Lithography on paper
19 3/4 in. x 27 3/8 in. (50.17 cm x 69.53 cm)

Creation Place: Europe, Italian
Technique: Lithography
Credit Line: Gift of the artist
Accession Number: P2003.12.3
edition 82/100

Commentary
The traffic sign "one way" is expressed, in Italian, by the words "senso unico." Such a sign appears here to have been broken by an accident. The word left visible - senso - when separated from the other word, means "sense." The accident that has occured to our civilization is a loss of sense.

Mirella Bentivoglio

Edition
Lithogrofic Studio Bella, Rome 85-97; edition 82/100

Bibliography
Frances K. Pohl, Pages: Mirella Bentivoglio Selected Works 1966-2012 (Claremont: Pomona College Museum of Art, 2015), 10 2(illustrated/ color), plate 21.

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  • Sheet Dimensions: 19 3/4 x 27 3/8 in. (50.17 x 69.53 cm)

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