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2021 NEW INTERNET SITES AND THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF MERDA D’ARTISTA (ARTIST’S SHIT)

Various initiatives were organized to mark the occasion of the anniversary, including Taplab’s production of wall coverings in eight different thematic patterns titled 8PER Omaggio a Merda d’artista di Piero Manzoni. The wallpapers were presented at the Casa degli Artisti in Milan, together with can No. 63.

Cambi Editore editore published a book in four languages about the Merda d’artista (Artist’s Shit) with essays by Luca Bochicchio, Flaminio Gualdoni, Rosalia Pasqualino di Marineo and Marco Senaldi.

The prestigious Hauser & Wirth magazine Ursula also devoted a special web issue with various articles to the 60th anniversary celebrations.

The director Andrea Bettinetti made a short documentary about the polemic aroused in the world of culture in 1971 when Palma Bucarelli, then director of the GAM in Rome, was accused of embezzlement due to the presence of cans of Merda d’artista (Artist’s Shit) in the solo show she organized.

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The new website devoted to the Merda d’artista (Artist’s Shit)

One of the eight Taplab wall coverings from the 8PER / Omaggio a Merda d’artista di Piero Manzoni (8PER / Hommage to the Artist’s Shit by Piero Manzoni) collection

Views of the installation of the Merda d’artista n. 63 (Artist’s Shit No. 63) and the wall coverings, Casa degli Artisti di Milano, Milan, 2021

The book Merda d’artista Künstlerscheisse Merde d’artiste Artist’s Shit

Web issue of the Hauser & Wirth magazine Ursula

The Youtube channel devoted to the Merda d’artista (Artist’s Shit)