#GagosianViewingRoom: Alighiero Boetti’s embroidered tapestry, “Mappa,” features in our Online Viewing Room.
“To my mind, the work of the embroidered map represents the supreme beauty. For these works, I made nothing, selected nothing in the sense that the world is made the way it is and I have not drawn it; the flags are those that exist anyway, I did not draw them; all in all, I have made absolutely nothing. Once the basic idea is there, the concept, then everything else is already chosen.”
“Mappa” is an embroidered depiction of a Mercator projection map in which each country is colored with its national flag. For more information, pricing and live assistance, visit gagosianviewingroom.com.
Alighiero Boetti, “Mappa,” 1984, embroidered tapestry, 45 ⅞ × 70 ¾ inches (116.5 × 179.7 cm) © Alighiero Boetti