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Giuseppe Penone

Senza titolo, 1981

Gouache on paper.
27 3/5 × 39 2/5 in
70 × 100 cm
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Label on the back of Galleria Salvatore Ala, Milano
Certificate of Authenticity of Galleria …

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Label on the back of Galleria Salvatore Ala, Milano
Certificate of Authenticity of Galleria Salvatore Ala, released with the consent of Archivio Giuseppe Penone. The authenticity of the work is confirmed by the Giuseppe Penone Archive, Torino

cm 70x100

Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Signed and dated lower right
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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Label on the back of Galleria Salvatore Ala, Milano
Certificate of Authenticity of Galleria …

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Label on the back of Galleria Salvatore Ala, Milano
Certificate of Authenticity of Galleria Salvatore Ala, released with the consent of Archivio Giuseppe Penone. The authenticity of the work is confirmed by the Giuseppe Penone Archive, Torino

cm 70x100

Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Signed and dated lower right
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

Senza titolo, 1981

Gouache on paper.
27 3/5 × 39 2/5 in
70 × 100 cm
Bidding closed
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