[Pinot-Gallizio, Giuseppe]. Pinot Gallizio et il Laboratorio Sperimentale d’Alba del Movimento Internazionale per una Bauhaus Imaginista (1955-57) e dell’Internazionale Situazionista (1957-60). Torino: Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna, 1974. n.p. [128 p. + 50+ p. of the artist’s works]’ ill.; 22 x 23.5 cm.; ill. Cover with B&W photo of Pinot Gallizio, Olmo, Simondo, Debord and Constant.
Catalog of the exhibition held at Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna in Torino from 28 May to 15 July 1974. The focus is on Pinot Gallizio’s years with the Imaginist Bauhaus (1955-57) and the Situationist International (1957-60). The richly illustrated and heavily documented catalog opens with a preface by Aldo Passoni and an introduction by Mirella Bandini. There are also numerous testimonials by the likes of Piero Simondo, a bio-bibliographical notice of Gallizio, and a reproduction of some of the painter’s key writings from that era (e.g., “Manifesto della Pittura Industriale”, 1959).
However, the most extraordinary part of the catalog is the plethora of documents that are reproduced – everything from Max Bill’s “Industrial design nella societa” (1954) to Asger Jorn’s “Critique de la politique economique” (1960) – as well as the dozens of paintings from Gallizio’s industrial period.
We find numerous OCLC copies, but the item is scarce in the trade.