Lithography, glass, shoes
77 x 57 x 18 cm / 30.31 x 22.44 x 7.09 inches
100 x 71 x 15 cm / 39.37 x 27.95 x 5.91 inches
Metal, lithography, lead
65 x 45 x 7 cm / 25.59 x 17.72 x 2.76 inches
Steel bars on gold leaf panel
200 x 180 cm / 78.74 x 70.87 inches
Born in Piraeus, Greece, 1936-2017 | Lived and worked in Rome
Jannis Kounellis was a Greek performance artist and sculptor associated with the Arte Povera movement. Kounellis was originally a painter but shifted to installations. He was known for his involvement with Arte Povera, a movement dedicated to attacking the established norms of government, industry, and culture.
His work was recognized and he participated in prestigious exhibitions including Documenta and the Venice Biennale.