La Colonna del viaggiatore, 1959, I, 1959
lead and wood
194 × 30 cm

(in Catalogue Raisonné with the number 132)


La Colonna del viaggiatore, 1959, I (Voyager’s Column, 1959, I) belongs to a series of works defined by Gillo Dorfles as: "human machines, which is to say non-functional machines, that had the same value of ancient sacred stones and remote cosmogonic citadels. And it was therefore quite logical for him to make use of those quite characteristic glyphs or signs of his (signs that were entirely without semantic value and whose meanings weren’t even known to the artist himself) to spread his particular message. And there was certainly no point in understanding these glyphs (as several critics tried) as references to ancient cultures or archaic alphabets".