I giochi del malessere

(Games of Malaise). Milan, Edizioni Apollinaire, 1969. Spiral bound book object, 21 x 21 x 2 cm, 38 pp. Nineteen double pages each with a die cut circle in the center (9 cm), three of which have a nickel-plated metal ring suspended from a small spring hanging in the hole. The off white cover has a small red paper banner loosely joined at the spiral.

EUR 700.00

Catalogue of objects created by Mario Nanni (1922- 2019) in 1968 and 1969 and presented at Galleria Apollinaire Milan, and La Nuova Loggia in Bologna.
The book contains printed b/w photographic images, alternated with monochrome pages in metallic, red and black and two transparent acetate sheets featuring silkscreened black drawings. An essay by Achille Bonito Oliva (in Italian) is printed on a red paper strip (21 x 3 cm) running along the lower part of all pages.
The book resembles Mario Nanni’s installation pieces and the use of steel chrome circles in his work. Very rare item produced in an edition of 500 copies. In good condition.

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