The Merda d’artista, the artist’s shit, dried naturally and canned ‘with no added preservatives’, was the perfect metaphor for the bodied and disembodied nature of artistic labour: the work of art as fully incorporated raw material, and its violent expulsion as commodity.
Artist’s Shit (Italian: «Merda d’artista») is a 1961 artwork by the Italian artist Piero Manzoni. The work consists of 90 tin cans, each 30 grams and measuring 4.8×6.5cm, with a label in Italian, English, French, and German stating:
Date completed: 1961
The Artist’s Shit The Magic Body. The ninety cans of «Merda d’artista» («Artist’s Shit, content 30 gr., freshly preserved, produced and tinned in May 1961»), were first exhibited in the Galleria Pescetto (Albisola Marina) on 12 August 1961.
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The 48x65x65 mm cans carried details of their contents in three languages: “Artist’s Shit, contents, 30 GR net, freshly preserved, produced and tinned in May 1961.” Manzoni priced these according to the gold market, literally selling his own waste for its weight in gold – $37 at the time.
In 2000 the Tate bought a tin purporting to be the excrement of Italian artist Piero Manzoni for £22,350 from Sotheby’s. The news provoked outrage.
Artist’s Shit («Merda d’artista») is a 1961 artwork by the Italian artist Piero Manzoni. The work consists of 90 tin cans filled with feces, each weighing 30 grams and measuring 4.8×6.5cm, with a label in Italian, English, French, and German stating:
Artist’s Shit. In May 1961 Manzoni created 90 small cans, sealed with the text Artist’s Shit (Merda d’Artista). It announces that the whole world is a work of art, rendering the artist obsolete. Piero Manzoni; The Life And Works (1963), published posthumously by Jes Petersen.
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Piero Manzoni (July 13, 1933 – February 6, 1963) was an Italian artist; best known for his ironic and independent approach to avant-garde art. Often his art is compared to the work of Yves Klein.He had a lot of influence on the later Italian w:Arte Povera and the w:Zero artists.