Alighiero Boetti

    Attributes

    • Male
    • Arte Poveda

    About the artist

    1940: Was born in Turin
    1961: Boetti moved to Paris to study engraving
    1970-1980: He travelled to Afghanistan and Pakistan numerous times
    1971-1994: He is most famous for a series of embroidered maps of the world, "Mappa" that he created between this years.
    1975: He went back to New York
    1979: Although Afghanistan became inaccessible to him following the Soviet invasion
    1994: He died of a brain tumour in Rome

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