Alighiero Boetti

This Italian artist produced joyous, coloured designs of “squared words” of phrases in Italian, then had them embroidered by Afghan needlewomen in refugee camps in 1970s.11468lrg.jpg

(photo from TJBoulting, gallery, which held an exhibition of the work in 2012)

Quello Che Non Succede In Mille Anni Succedera In Un Attimo (That which does not happen in a thousand years will happen in a second), 1994, Embroidery, 44 x 48 cms

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