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Photo: Attilio Maranzano. Courtesy of Paola Pivi

Paola Pivi, 2022

Milano, a piece created by Paola Pivi in collaboration with More-So, appears as a multi-coloured stack of abundant velvet mattresses, with the upper section suspended in space. A playful and magnetic presence of brightly coloured velvet of captivating silkiness, a surprising shape that allows entry, and majestic proportions. Milano is a work of art that functions as a piece of design, activated, and lived through human experiences happening inside it. The space between two coloured halves, which can be crawled into, is broad, comfortable, soft and smooth, while at the same time being new, odd and narrow. A personal environment surrounded by the primary colours blue and red where we enter a new place. It’s an exclusive place imagined by Paola Pivi and designed as a wide-open, empty passageway that we are free to fill or contemplate in our daily home life.

Paola Pivi’s Milano was exhibited for the first time in April 2022 in the personal exhibition Paola Pivi: I Want It All, curated by José Carlos Diaz at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, USA. This piece was manufactured by Moroso in Italy, in consultation with the artist and in collaboration with Perrotin New York.

The pictures are for reference only.

  • Weight 190 kg
  • Dimensions L187 W187 H235 cm
  • Edition size Edition of 8 + 1 AP

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Paola Pivi

Paola Pivi was born in Milan in 1971. She lives and works in Anchorage, Alaska. One of the leading artists of the contemporary international scene, she blends the familiar and the alien in her work, often using widely recognised objects modified in scale, material or colour, and stimulating people to see things differently...

Past Exhibition

Paola Pivi: I Want It All

The Andy Warhol Museum

Unusual and unexpected situations arise when nature and its laws are played with. Being confronted with the bizarre and the curious, wondering whether it really is possible for such a thing to happen, is the norm when engaging with one of Paola Pivi’s works, from her installations to her photography.

117 Sandusky Street
Pittsburgh, PA
22.4→ 15.8.2022