This impressive work, titled Grande Sacco (1952) and measuring 150 x 250cm, is one of the best sacks I've seen in my life. The B A on the left side are Burri’s hand-rendered initials. They symbolise Burri's repurposing of an industrial product into a work of art. When Burri gave this work to the National Gallery in 1959, a politician required the Italian parliament to hold a discussion to argue whether or not this Sack should have been considered a work of art.
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