A Private Collection
13th October - 12th December 2015
Luxembourg & Dayan is delighted to announce Alighiero Boetti: A Private Collection, an
exhibition presenting the complete works from an entire single-owner collection dedicated
exclusively to Boetti. Featuring over sixty works that date between 1965 and 1989, the
exhibition is a mini retrospective of one of the most influential Italian artists of the twentieth
On show will be rare and important works that celebrate the diversity of Boetti’s oeuvre including: Mimetico (Camouflage), Lampada Annuale (Annual Light), both 1967; Dama (Chequerboard), 1969; Autoritratto (alfabeto muto) (Self Portrait: Dumb Alphabet), 1971; Lavoro Postale (Postal Work), 1973; Mappa (Per Nuova Desideri) (Map: For New Desires), 1983-84; and Tutto (Everything), 1987; and many more.
Viewing the works as an ensemble will present an opportunity to enter the mind-set of this unique collector, who for the past twenty years has rigorously honed this collection in order to fully encompass each nuance of the artist’s distinct philosophy.
This unique collection is the focus of a new essay by the art historian Jean-Christophe
Ammann (author of the Boetti Catalogue Raisonné) which will be published in the
accompanying exhibition catalogue.