The Easel

Jannis Kounellis, Whose Ingenious, Poetic Work Helped Define Arte Povera, Dies at 80

Although trained as a painter, Kounellis quickly made his way to working with found objects including burlap sacks, coal, smoke, shelving units, trolleys and coffee grounds. Most famously, he once tethered a dozen horses inside an art gallery, leading this writer to observe “As is true of so much of his work, it was both utterly beautiful and utterly strange”.  A review of his last show in Rome is here.

Image: Gavin Brown’s enterprise