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Giulio Paolini

Piazze d’Italia (III), 2002

Primed canvas, reproductions, sheet of white paper, chairs
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Alfonso Artiaco
Napoli
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Piazze d’Italia (III)
A framed canvas is propped up by an overturned Thonet chair while an upturned …

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Piazze d’Italia (III)
A framed canvas is propped up by an overturned Thonet chair while an upturned chair rests on the canvas.
The upturned chair holds three paper elements: a white sheet and the image of a clock face are pierced by one of the chair’s legs; the reproduction of a drawing by Andrea Pozzo of a dome …

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Giulio Paolini
Italian, b. 1940
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Over the course of his career, Giulio Paolini became a prominent figure in both Arte Povera and Conceptual Art. Paolini was trained as a graphic designer, but would go on to work in sculpture, painting, and later, photography and collage. His early works reacted against his perception of the beauty of Art Informel, and focused instead on the material and formal components of painting, like the canvas and the frame. He was known at times to eschew the use of paint in favor of bare surfaces. Starting in the 1970s, his works became more conceptual, focused on the systems of creating and exhibiting art. Paolini also designed sets and costumes for theater, notably for director Carlo Quartucci, as well as Frederico Tiezzi’s versions of Richard Wagner’s operas.

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Alfonso Artiaco
Napoli
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Piazze d’Italia (III)
A framed canvas is propped up by an overturned Thonet chair while an upturned …

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Piazze d’Italia (III)
A framed canvas is propped up by an overturned Thonet chair while an upturned chair rests on the canvas.
The upturned chair holds three paper elements: a white sheet and the image of a clock face are pierced by one of the chair’s legs; the reproduction of a drawing by Andrea Pozzo of a dome …

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Giulio Paolini
Italian, b. 1940
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Over the course of his career, Giulio Paolini became a prominent figure in both Arte Povera and Conceptual Art. Paolini was trained as a graphic designer, but would go on to work in sculpture, painting, and later, photography and collage. His early works reacted against his perception of the beauty of Art Informel, and focused instead on the material and formal components of painting, like the canvas and the frame. He was known at times to eschew the use of paint in favor of bare surfaces. Starting in the 1970s, his works became more conceptual, focused on the systems of creating and exhibiting art. Paolini also designed sets and costumes for theater, notably for director Carlo Quartucci, as well as Frederico Tiezzi’s versions of Richard Wagner’s operas.

Giulio Paolini

Piazze d’Italia (III), 2002

Primed canvas, reproductions, sheet of white paper, chairs
This is a unique work.
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location
Napoli
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