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Pick of the fair: Tornabuoni Art

TEFAF Maastricht 2016

19 March 2016

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Rosso nero
(1955), Alberto Burri

Burri’s use of expressive and unconventional materials brought a new and powerful language to post-war art. His work blurred the boundaries between painting and relief sculpture, not least in its visceral combinations of household textiles and mass-produced industrial materials that were torn, torched, melted or charred. A strange beauty survives in the juxtaposition of ruin and repair, balancing precariously between disintegration and cohesion.

Selected by Susan Moore.

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