Piero Manzoni Picture

A (slightly altered) art history:

A conceptual artist from the 1950’s famous for his parodies of the established art world. Manzoni is most famous for a series of artworks that call into question the nature of the art object, directly prefiguring conceptual art. His work eschews normal artist's materials, instead using everything from rabbit fur to canvases featuring, not any particular color but texture, in order to "tap mythological sources and to realize authentic and universal values".

He was well known for his “Magical Pedestal”, where anybody who stands on it becomes a piece of “living sculpture” artwork. Following this train of thought, he would pose a model, and since the model was the art piece, he would place his signature directly on the model. Here he is photographed signing an unidentified model.
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