Il sistema mi ha messo in Croce


Il sistema mi ha messo in Croce

CAVELLINI, Guglielmo Achille

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Cavellini coined the term "autostoricizzazione" (self-historcization) and created his own popular history. He was also a prolific collector of abstract art. His correspondence pioneered "mail-art" when he his new work by post to 15,000 recipients. Appropriating art history, as can be seen in this album, was a means for Cavellini not to deconstruct traditions, but to insert himself into them.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Stygian
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1986
  • Place Published: Torino, Italy
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: ex library-good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    31 cm. Includes fold-out collage "mail art" by Cavellini, signed by the artist with London, Ontario postmark. Also: three unused stickers from the exhibition, one large stamp and cow sticker, and 20 beautiful full-colour plates of artwork. Loose sheets in black paper folder. Folder is rough edged and worn. Exhibition sticker inside the front. Living-Room Exhibition. Translated reads as: "I Have Been Crucified by the System". Medieval style crucifixes with the artists' face replacing that of Christ. Ex-library with "withdrawn" stamp on back of poster

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