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Jannis Kounellis

Untitled, 1985

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Photo-etching, aquatint and scraping
on Zerkall-Vellum, bound in the
magazine, 10 x 8 1/4” (25,5 x 21 cm),
printed by Peter Kneubühler, Zurich,
Ed. 80/XX, signed and numbered

Private postcard. With fireworks and swans as punctuation, the brooding sky and rippling waters of Zurich send a message from the birthplace of Parkett.


“I am interested in an experience that is not literally surrealistic but one that leaves room for fantasy, that opens up possibilities in the sense of an inner life. Reality is so terribly obsessive. An abstract, geometric work, like a Mondrian… It’s extraordinary but you can find other means today, freer forms of life than these rigid, mystical ones.” Jannis Kounellis in: Ein Magnet im Freien, Berne/Berlin, 1992