“Camino” is one of the few works in gold that Alessandro Mendini designed during his lifetime. While gold lends this statue a baroque quality, the smooth, curved edges and simple forms appear primitive and occult. Over the course of his career, Mendini was interested in the rituals intrinsic to objects. Like his series of “Mini Monuments to Spiritual Use” from the ’70s, “Camino” is as much a monument as it is an ornament. Mendini thought of it as micro-architecture: a building with a roof that is also a chimney, on top of which flowers could spring.
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