The Spence Collection
How art can change your life.

Arte Povera

Created 1989 Acquired 1989

"Old black wheelbarrow, w/rocks painted gold"

Artwork Story

Donated to Laguna Art Museum in 1999 as one of 109 works
Exhibited: L.A. Italian Consulate ca.'89: Contemp. Italian Artists; Laguna Art Museum 1998-9 "Life Lessons: How Art Can Change Your Life"

Stuart Spence

I was introduced to "minimal art" by Germano Celant's 1969 book "Art Povera". This book helped us to look at ordinary things in different ways. What is brought into play by this old wheelbarrow makes it truly full of riches.


L.A.Italian Consulate ca.'89: Contemp. Italian Artists


"Exh:Laguna Art Museum, 1998-9, 'Life Lessons; ...'"

About the Artist

Luciano Perna


Also By This Artist

Arte Povera Check Piece

Bricks (by Luciano da Napoli)
Created 1988 Acquired 1988

Da Napoli Tomatoes
Created 1989 Acquired 19890000

Created 1995 Acquired 19950000

Created 1995 Acquired 19950800

Posters (original & modified)
Acquired 19890000

Created 2005713 Acquired 2005713