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Giuseppe Penone

Identity, 2018

Drypoint etching on BFK Rives paper
19 7/8 × 15 1/8 in
50.5 × 38.4 cm
Edition of 50
$5,000
location
New York, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, London, Paris, Le Bourget, Geneva, Basel, Rome, Athens, Central, Hong Kong
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Gagosian
New York, Beverly Hills, +9 more
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Custom designed, cloth covered clamshell box that includes archival inner folder to house print and special edition of the monograph, Giuseppe Penone: The Inner Life of Forms

Framed print (white wood), archival folder, and special edition of the monograph

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© Giuseppe Penone. Courtesy Gagosian.
Giuseppe Penone
Italian, b. 1947
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Since the late 1960s, Giuseppe Penone has challenged the boundaries between our bodies and nature in his arresting performances, sculptures, installations, and works on paper. A member of the radical Arte Povera group who sought to smash the divide between art and life in their unconventional works, Penone first gained attention for his landmark performance, Rovesciare I propri occhi (To reverse one’s eyes) (1970). Wearing a pair of mirrored contact lenses, which reflected and blinded him to the surrounding landscape, he picked his way forward with his feet and hands, emphasizing his body’s connection to the earth. Such performances eventually gave way to sculptures, mostly focused on trees. Exquisitely attuned to volume, mass, and space, Penone crafts trees out of materials like bronze and wood, revealing the disarming similarities between bark and skin, branches and limbs, trunk and torso.

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Gagosian
New York, Beverly Hills, +9 more
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Custom designed, cloth covered clamshell box that includes archival …

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Choice of presentation options:

Custom designed, cloth covered clamshell box that includes archival inner folder to house print and special edition of the monograph, Giuseppe Penone: The Inner Life of Forms

Framed print (white wood), archival folder, and special edition of the monograph

Medium
Print
Image rights
© Giuseppe Penone. Courtesy Gagosian.
Giuseppe Penone
Italian, b. 1947
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Since the late 1960s, Giuseppe Penone has challenged the boundaries between our bodies and nature in his arresting performances, sculptures, installations, and works on paper. A member of the radical Arte Povera group who sought to smash the divide between art and life in their unconventional works, Penone first gained attention for his landmark performance, Rovesciare I propri occhi (To reverse one’s eyes) (1970). Wearing a pair of mirrored contact lenses, which reflected and blinded him to the surrounding landscape, he picked his way forward with his feet and hands, emphasizing his body’s connection to the earth. Such performances eventually gave way to sculptures, mostly focused on trees. Exquisitely attuned to volume, mass, and space, Penone crafts trees out of materials like bronze and wood, revealing the disarming similarities between bark and skin, branches and limbs, trunk and torso.

Giuseppe Penone

Identity, 2018

Drypoint etching on BFK Rives paper
19 7/8 × 15 1/8 in
50.5 × 38.4 cm
Edition of 50
$5,000
location
New York, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, London, Paris, Le Bourget, Geneva, Basel, Rome, Athens, Central, Hong Kong
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