This major retrospective exhibition—the first in the United States in more than 35 years and the most comprehensive ever mounted—showcases the pioneering work of Italian artist Alberto Burri (1915–1995). Exploring the beauty and complexity of Burri’s process-based works, the exhibition positions the artist as a central and singular protagonist of post–World War II art. Burri is best known for his series of Sacchi (sacks) made of stitched and patched remnants of torn burlap bags, often combined with fragments of discarded clothing. Far less familiar to American audiences are his other series, which this exhibition represents in depth: Catrami (tars), Muffe (molds), Gobbi (hunchbacks), Bianchi (whites), Legni (woods), Ferri (irons), Combustioni plastiche (plastic combustions), Cretti, and Cellotex works.
Zurich, 15 February, following the Alberto Burri exhibition at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, de Pury & Luxembourg is proud to present the first solo show in Switzerland of Italian post-war artist Alberto Burri (1915-1995). For the first time in 26 years, De Pury & Luxembourg display the full cycle of 12 monumental Cellotex paintings that Alberto Burri was commissioned to produce in 1982 for an exhibition at the Palm Springs Desert Museum, California.