Albero. 1980. Mixed media on canvas. Acrylic, pastel and charcoal, partly sprayed. 248 x 333 cm (97.6 x 131.1 in). In order to experience the work's immediacy it is not intended for a presentation in a frame. The work is mounted on the wall by means of small nails.
We are grateful to the Fondazione Merz, Turin, for the kind support in cataloging this lot.
PROVENANCE: Galerie Konrad Fischer, Zürich. Private collection Rhineland.
"Nature is our only guarantee .. the only reality we can cling to." Mario Merz in an interview with Marlis Grüterich, 1978, quote from: Kritisches Lexikon der Gegenwartskunst, volume 3, 1988, p. 15.