piero manzoni

Gagosian Gallery will present the first U.S. retrospective of the Italian artist Piero Manzoni. An original enfant terrible of Italian art, Manzoni is perhaps best known for such provocative pieces as Artist's Shit (Merda d'artista), Living Sculpture and Socle du Monde (Base of the World), which consisted of "a large iron plinth that he dedicated to Galileo and placed upside-down in a field in Herning, Denmark, thus rendering the entire globe as a work of sculpture."

Manzoni: A Retrospective
Gagosian Gallery
555 W. 24th Street

January 24 - March 21