Alighiero Boetti ©  
(1940 - 1994)

Bernini o Borromini, 1987

Signed Alighiero Boetti lower left
Collage, acrylic, pencil and watercolor on paper
cm 76x56


Galleria In Arco, Turin;
Private collection, Turin

James Balla - Alighiero Boetti. Opere su carta, Galleria In Arco, Turin, from December 10th 1987 to January 30th 1988, published in the exhibition catalogue on p.20

General Catalogue of the artworks of Alighiero Boetti, Tome III, 2 parte. Electa, 2022, p.454, n. cat. 2301.

Photograph of the artwork authenticated by the artist

Artwork registered at the Alighiero Boetti Archive, Rome, with the number 3586, as stated by the certificate released on January 16th 2004

Blindarte kindly thanks Alighiero Boetti Archive, Rome, for the help in compiling this sheet


The legendary rivalry between the two great geniuses of the Roman Baroque, Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Francesco Borromini, is the theme of the work presented here by Alighiero Boetti (Turin, 1940 - Rome, 1994). The collage, acrylic, pencil and watercolor on paper of 1987, published in the catalogue raisonné of the artist, is in fact quoted both in the title and in the painted parts of the works of Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Francesco Borromini, both architects of some of the absolute masterpieces of seventeenth-century Roman architecture, albeit with a completely different personality and style. It is a work that Boetti dedicates to Rome, a city in which, as he himself said, «I have understood the beauty of doing much, of doing more quickly, of enlarging, of facilitating». (from "Alighiero Boetti on display at Maxxi in Rome: when the artist rediscovered color", by Sara Bertuccioli, L'Huffington Post, 24 March 2013). 

€ 16.000,00 / 22.000,00