Alighiero Boetti is one of the leading Italian post-war artists, he was part of the Arte Povera group while always maintaining a specific identity. His most celebrated works are tapestries of various formats in which, divided in grids, phrases devised by the artist are inserted (From today till tomorrow, Create and recreate). After the work Gemelli [Twins] the thread running through many of his works is a subtending in the creative process of a dualism of intentions. This occurs especially after his experimentation with ‘poor’ materials when Boetti decided to set out from something simple: a pencil and a sheet of squared paper. His work casts doubt on the traditional role of the artist, questioning the concepts of the serial nature, repetitiveness and paternity of the work of art.