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ID: 500089761
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500089761

 
Record Type: Person
Merz, Mario (Italian painter, sculptor, and photographer, 1925-2003)

Note: A leading artist of the Arte Povera movement in the 1960s who worked in sculpture, painting, installation, and photography. He used ordinary objects and everyday junk while also employing traditional art materials. Recurring themes in his work include the igloo and the Fibonacci sequence. A retrospective of Merz's work was staged at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 1989. He was the recipient of a 2003 Praemium Imperiale from the Japan Art Association.

Names:
Merz, Mario (preferred,V,index,LC)
Mario Merz (V,display)
Merts, Maryo (V)
מרץ, מריו (U)

Nationalities:
Italian (preferred)
Milanese

Roles:
artist (preferred)
sculptor
painter
draftsman
photographer
installation artist

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Milan (Milano province, Lombardy, Italy) (inhabited place)
Died:  Milan (Milano province, Lombardy, Italy) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   Turin (Torino province, Piedmont, Italy) (inhabited place)
active:   Milan (Milano province, Lombardy, Italy) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
associated with ....  Szeemann, Harald  
............................  (Swiss curator, 1933-2005) [500196090]
collaborated with ....  Merz, Marisa  
................................  (Italian sculptor, born 1931) [500063253]
spouse of ....  Merz, Marisa  
................  (Italian sculptor, born 1931) [500063253]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Merz, Mario (I)

Biographies:
(Italian painter, sculptor, and photographer, 1925-2003) ..... [VP Preferred]
(Italian painter, sculptor, b.1925) ..... [BHA]
(Italian artist, born 1925) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(Italian sculptor, born 1925) ..... [CL-Courtauld]
(Italian sculptor, born 1925) ..... [AVERY]
(Italian sculptor) ..... [AVERY]
(artist) ..... [GRL]
(artist, active 20th century) ..... [GRISC]
(Italian artist, 1925-2003) ..... [MoMA]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
מרץ, מריו ........ [GRL]
..................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 83013075
Mario Merz ........ [GRISC, GRL, MoMA Preferred, VP]
......................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
......................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
......................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
Merts, Maryo ........ [AVERY, GRL]
..........................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
..........................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 83013075
Merz, Mario ........ [AVERY Preferred, BHA Preferred, CL-Courtauld Preferred, GRISC Preferred, GRL Preferred, MoMA, VP, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
........................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
........................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
........................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
........................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
........................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 83013075
........................  Phillips and Kaiser, Harald Szeemann (2018)
........................  Witt Library, Authority files
........................  Zero to Infinity: Arte Povera [exhibition pamphlet] (2002)

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, CL-Courtauld, Gallery Systems, GRISC, GRL, MoMA, VP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
....................  Bolaffi, Dizionario dei pittori italiani (1972-1976)
....................  CAA News 29/2 (2004) 23
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n83013075
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Gorenflo, Bildenden Künstler (1988)
....................  Guide to Exhibited Artists: Sculptors (1985)
....................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
....................  LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n83013075
....................  New York Times (13 November 2003)
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
....................  Zero to Infinity: Arte Povera [exhibition pamphlet] (2002)
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, CL-Courtauld, VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......... CAA News 29/2 (2004) 23
.......... LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
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