Mario Merz (1925-2003)
Une Histoire de Nombres (A Story of Numbers)
signed, titled and dated 'Mario Merz 1972 une histoire de nombres' (lower left)
spray paint and felt-tip pen on perforated paper laid on felt-tip pen on paper
66 x 48cm.
Executed in 1972
Galerie Liliane et Michel Durand-Dessert, Paris.
Galerie Schurr, Stuttgart.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1981.
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‘Conceptual Art is a sounding instrument between printed words, luminous writings, and letters scrawled in a hasty nervous instinctive calligraphy’ – Mario Merz

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