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Piero Manzoni
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Birth: Jul. 13, 1933
Provincia di Cremona
Lombardia, Italy
Death: Feb. 6, 1963
Milan
Provincia di Milano
Lombardia, Italy

Italian artist best known for his ironic approach to avant-garde art.
Born in Soncino, province of Cremona. His full name was Count Meroni Manzoni di Chiosca e Poggiolo.
Self-taught as an artist, Manzoni first exhibited at the Castello Sforzesco, Soncino, August 1956, at the age of 23. His early work was broadly gestural, and showed the influence of Milanese proponents of Nuclear Art, such as Enrico Baj.
His later works, from approximately 1957 until his death in 1963, questioned and satirized the status of the art object as it had been conceived throughout modernism. Influences include earlier(though still active) artists like Marcel Duchamp and contemporaneous practitioners Ben Vautier and Yves Klein.

His work is widely seen as a critique of the mass production and consumerism that was changing Italian society (the Italian economic miracle) after World War II.
Italian artists such as Manzoni had to negotiate the new economic and material order of post-war Europe through inventive artistic practices which crossed geographic, artistic, and cultural borders. 
 
Burial:
Soncino cemetery
Soncino
Provincia di Cremona
Lombardia, Italy
 
Created by: Cristian Italia
Record added: Jul 06, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 113396786
Piero Manzoni
Added by: Cristian Italia
 
 
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 Added: Jul. 6, 2013
 
 
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