In 1984 Michelangelo Pistoletto created Black People out of polyurethane foam, a material he had already used for other pieces beacauseof its speed of execution and lightness. The barely sketched-out figures extend upward, finding their true dimension in the verticality and complex rotation of bodies. The monumental nature of the scultupture is betrayed, however, by the nonexistent wight of its material, in a dialectic of opposites that has alway fascinated the artist.


  • Title: Black People
  • Creator: Michelangelo Pistoletto
  • Location Created: Rivoli, Italy
  • Rights: Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli-Torino

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