BERNSTEIN, Michele. Elogio di Pinot-Gallizio. Prima Mostra di Pittura Industriale. Torino: Notizie – Associazione Arti Figurative, [May] 1958. 4 p.; ill.; 21.5 x 15.5 cm.; cream wrappers with text in black.

Elogio di Pinot-Gallizio (In Praise of Pinot-Gallizio) is Michele Bernstein’s homage to the Italian painter on the occasion of his first exhibition of industrial painting, which opened on May 31, 1958 in Torino. This exhibition predates the ones held at Galerie Montenapoleone in July 1958, at the Galerie Van de Loo in Munich, in April-May 1959, and at the Galerie Drouin in May 1959. Bernstein’s text is followed by a short biography of Pinot-Gallizio, where we learn that the current exhibition showcases: “12 meters of oil painting on canvas, 14 meters of thermostatic resins on canvas, 70 meters on canvas produced in the lExperimental Laboratory of Alba, with the collaboration of Giorgio Melanotte” (translation is mine). A photograph of Pinot-Gallizio in his workshop is also included. The rear wrapper features an advert for the aperitif “Carpano”.

Debord writes to Asger Jorn about Pinot-Gallizio’s first exhibition in a letter dated 27 April 1958 (Correspondance Vol.1, p.89-90). A few months later, in another letter dated 16 June 1958, Debord sends Gallizio his “heartfelt congratulations for a well-deserved and expected success” (Correspondance Vol. 1, pp.99)

Excerpts from Bernstein’s text appeared in Internationale Situationniste 2 (Paris: Internationale Situationniste, December 1958: pp.27-28) while the full text was reproduced in Pinot-Gallizio (Paris: Institut scandinave de Vandalisme Comparé, 1960). An English language translation can be found here:

Raspaud & Voyer 106.

We locate a single copy on OCLC.