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Aug 092019
 

GUGLIELMO ACHILLE CAVELLINI, Untitled, 1973
72 x 59,5 cm
screen print on white fabric
hand signed initials with pencil, dated
verso stamped with artist’s name and address
unknown whether this item is an edition
condition is very fine, with four pinholes in the corners
very rare

This cloth object with Italian text is a reproduction of the artist’s handwriting. Guglielmo Achille Cavellini is a prominant Mail Artist, associated with the Poesia Visiva movement. In 1971 he invented autostoricizzazione (self-historicization), upon which he acted to create a deliberate popular history surrounding his existence, preferably in his personal handwriting. He was well known for his performances in lettered suits and this self-created historification from birth until 2037, including the announcements on his various years of death.