Anatomy of an Artwork: Alighiero Boetti's Mappa

New York | 16 November

In this episode of Anatomy of an Artwork, discover how Boetti’s Mappa series emphasized the collaborative efforts of artisans in the Middle East to create a cross-cultural work that signifies both the global and political state of the world in the late 20th century. Made of tapestry, Mappa by Alighiero Boetti is the largest example of his Mappa series to ever come to auction.

Mappa is just one of many artworks offered in our upcoming Contemporary Evening Auction (16 November | New York).

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