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Michelangelo Pistoletto (Italian, born 1933)

Man with Yellow Pants

Date:
1964
Medium:
Paper, oil, and pencil on polished stainless steel
Dimensions:
6' 6 7/8" x 39 3/8" (200.3 x 100 cm)
Credit Line:
Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund
MoMA Number:
292.1965
Copyright:
© 2014 Michelangelo Pistoletto
Audio Program excerpt

MoMA Audio: Collection

, 2013

Director, Glenn Lowry: In 1963, Michelangelo Pistoletto began making a series of works in which he transferred life-sized images onto sheets of polished stainless steel using oil paint and crayon. The figure of the man seen here is Italian gallery owner Gian Enzo Sperone.

Curator, Anne Umland: Man with Yellow Pants offers this very open-ended invitation to the viewer, to become part of the picture. All you have to do is stand in front of it, and there you are, reflected in this highly polished surface. And, of course, as you begin to look at yourself and look at the man in the yellow pants, you probably notice that also in the picture is anyone who happens to be with you, and whatever is around you, and behind you in the room. The appearance of this picture is constantly open and subject to change.

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