Alberto Picco in the Art Library collection

Get to know the artist books by Alberto Picco, an Argentinean living in Portugal, who over the years has been working with Portuguese artists of different generations.
28 feb 2023 2 min
Artist’s books

Alberto Picco (1950) is a visual artist, born in Buenos Aires (Argentina). He lives and works in Lisbon.

In the Art Library collection, most of Alberto Picco’s artist’s books were produced in the 1980s of the 20th century. There are also recent works, produced between 2018 and 2020.

Livro atípico / Alberto Picco. [1983]. Copy signed by the artist. Art Library. E-LA 179.

 

Livro negro : o meio não é a mensagem / Alberto Picco. [S.l.] : Alberto Picco, [1983]. Single copy
Livro negro : o meio não é a mensagem / Alberto Picco. [S.l.] : Alberto Picco, [1983]. Single copy
Livro negro : o meio não é a mensagem / Alberto Picco. [S.l.] : Alberto Picco, [1983]. Single copy

 

Livro vermelho / Alberto Picco. [S.l.] : Alberto Picco, [1983]. Single copy
Livro vermelho / Alberto Picco. [S.l.] : Alberto Picco, [1983]. Single copy
Livro vermelho / Alberto Picco. [S.l.] : Alberto Picco, [1983]. Single copy

“Dictatorships have always organized lists of prohibited books, with titles and authors considered subversive, preventing access to information and knowledge. And in these” Index “there is always a” Red Book “whose content is worthy of complete erasure.”

— Alberto Picco

LX365D_#0 : uma viagem imaginária / fotografias de Alberto Picco. Lisboa : Photo Experience, 2018. Limited edition of 50 copies, signed by the artist. Art Library. LA 1119

Margem / fotografias de Alberto Picco. UK : Hugglybooks, 2018. Copy 17/25, numbered and signed by the artist. Art Library. LA 2933

He participated in collective exhibitions and works in which artists such as Alberto Carneiro (1937-2017), Carlos Nogueira (1947), Ernesto de Sousa (1921-1988), Fernando Calhau (1948-2002), Helena Almeida (1934-2018), Irene Buarque (1943), Pedro Calapez (1953), among others, were involved.

Diferença/Diálogo : Alberto Carneiro, Alberto Picco, Ana Vieira… Lisboa : Cooperativa Diferença, 1985. Art Library. LA 149

Pipxou : número único a) Inverno 85 / Tiplo V. Lisboa : Galeria Diferença, 1985. Tiragem de 40 exemplares. Biblioteca de Arte. E-LA 32

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Artist’s books

Not really a book, not really a work of art. Portuguese artists of various generations present these varied and unexpected objects, which are part of the Art Library collection.

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