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Di un quadro del 1961, 1969

GPO-0181

On a Painting from 1961

Pencil on canvas painted with tempera

40 x 30 cm

Present whereabouts unknown

The surface of an unfinished painting from 1961 – a canvas painted with white tempera and squared with ink in an orthogonal grid with relative diagonals – is entirely blackened in pencil. In the artist’s words: “The hand traces the surface of a canvas, painted eight years earlier”.1

1 G. Paolini in Giulio Paolini: Vedo, exhibition catalogue, Turin, Galleria Notizie, 1970, n. pag.

1970 Rome, QUI arte contemporanea, Giulio Paolini. Vedo, 20 January - 7 February, cited in the checklist of exhibited works, not repr.
1970 Turin, Galleria Notizie, Giulio Paolini. Vedo, 18 February - 20 March, cited in the checklist of exhibited works, not repr.
G. Paolini in Giulio Paolini. Vedo, exhibition catalogue, Turin, Galleria Notizie, 1970; republished in Giulio Paolini 1960-1972, edited by G. Celant (Milan: Fondazione Prada, 2003), p. 307.
T. Trini, “Giulio Paolini, un decennio. Parte prima: Il vero e il visibile”, in Data 3, no. 7-8, (Milan), Summer, 1973, p. 67, not repr.; republished in Tommaso Trini. Mezzo secolo di arte intera. Scritti 1964-2014, edited by L. Cerizza (Milan: Johan & Levi Editore, 2016), p. 107, not repr.).
Giulio Paolini, vol. Figures/Intentions (Villeurbanne: Le Nouveau Musée, 1984), repr. p. 10.
Giulio Paolini 1960-1972, edited by G. Celant (Milan: Fondazione Prada, 2003), repr. p. 307.
M. Disch, Giulio Paolini. Catalogo ragionato 1960-1999, vol. 1 (Milan: Skira editore, 2008), cat. no. 181 p. 196, repr.
L. Iamurri, Giulio Paolini. Teresa nella parte di Giovanna d’Arco in prigione (tavola ottica), 1969. In collezione 5 (Turin-Mantua: Fondazione Giulio e Anna Paolini and Corraini Edizioni, 2018), p. 60, repr. p. 58.
Entry by Maddalena Disch, 12/04/2024