Marian Goodman Projects is pleased to present an exhibition of works on paper, editions and books by Ettore Spalletti (1940-2019) to coincide with the publication of Ettore Spalletti, libri, edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist (Corraini Edizioni, 2022).
The idea to create a ‘book about books’ originated during a conversation between Obrist and Spalletti in late 2018. While artists’ books rarely receive the attention granted to other artworks, Obrist writes that ‘the passion and precision with which Spalletti has worked on his books throughout his trajectory presents a wonderful example of their importance in an artist’s oeuvre’. A ‘meta book’, libri posthumously brings into being the unrealised project that looks back across Spalletti’s career to highlight the significance of the book as an object and as an artistic space.
Ettore Spalletti: Works on paper, editions and books | Press Release