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John Giorno

WORDS COME FROM SOUND, 2017

Acrylic on canvas
48 × 48 in
121.9 × 121.9 cm
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Courtesy of John Giorno and Frahm & Frahm

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Courtesy of John Giorno and Frahm & Frahm

This lot has been imported into the UK from outside the EU for sale and is on temporary import. It is therefore subject to 5% UK import VAT. All works will be transferred to Gander and White Shipping Limited’s warehouse for diversion to definitive import or onward …

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John Giorno
American, 1936–2019
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Since 1962, John Giorno has been disseminating his streetwise, pioneering poetry to audiences worldwide. He lifts his poems off the page, delivering them through rhythmic performances; paintings, prints, and installations; and in LPs, mixed with music. Among his most iconic works is his “Dial-A-Poem” project (begun 1968), in which a telephone number leads to short readings by a host of writers, artists, and activists, among them Allen Ginsburg and John Cage. Giorno forged his art in 1960s New York, and was associated with numerous important figures from that period, including Andy Warhol, the Beat writers, and avant-garde performers—who all influenced his generous, democratic work. Describing his relationship with his audience, he states: “I'm giving out energy, and I'm holding up a mirror to their minds. It's not me they're looking at—it's into their own minds. That's what a great poem is.”

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Courtesy of John Giorno and Frahm & Frahm

This lot has been imported into the UK from outside …

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Courtesy of John Giorno and Frahm & Frahm

This lot has been imported into the UK from outside the EU for sale and is on temporary import. It is therefore subject to 5% UK import VAT. All works will be transferred to Gander and White Shipping Limited’s warehouse for diversion to definitive import or onward …

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© John Giorno, courtesy of Frahm & Frahm
John Giorno
American, 1936–2019
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Since 1962, John Giorno has been disseminating his streetwise, pioneering poetry to audiences worldwide. He lifts his poems off the page, delivering them through rhythmic performances; paintings, prints, and installations; and in LPs, mixed with music. Among his most iconic works is his “Dial-A-Poem” project (begun 1968), in which a telephone number leads to short readings by a host of writers, artists, and activists, among them Allen Ginsburg and John Cage. Giorno forged his art in 1960s New York, and was associated with numerous important figures from that period, including Andy Warhol, the Beat writers, and avant-garde performers—who all influenced his generous, democratic work. Describing his relationship with his audience, he states: “I'm giving out energy, and I'm holding up a mirror to their minds. It's not me they're looking at—it's into their own minds. That's what a great poem is.”

John Giorno

WORDS COME FROM SOUND, 2017

Acrylic on canvas
48 × 48 in
121.9 × 121.9 cm
Bidding closed
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