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Senza titolo (Plakat Carton), 1962

GPO-0014

Untitled (Plakat Carton)

Coloured card-stock squares applied to polyethylene with metal tacks, stretcher, polyethylene

30 x 30 cm

Signed and dated on the verso, at the left of the upper stretcher bar: “Giulio Paolini 1962”

Fondazione Giulio e Anna Paolini, Turin

Gift of Anna Paolini Piva, 25 October 2012, archive no. GPO-0014

The units of "Plakat Carton" colour cards – the technical designation is typewritten on the first element at the upper left – are attached at regular intervals on transparent polyethylene strips mounted on a stretcher. The assemblage is covered with a polyethylene sheet, like other works by the artist from the same year.

1965 Turin, Galleria Notizie, Giulio Paolini, from 11 November, cited in the checklist of exhibited works, not repr.
1984 Villeurbanne, Le Nouveau Musée, Giulio Paolini, 20 January - 18 March, not repr.
1985-86 Montreal, Musée d’art contemporain, Giulio Paolini, 7 July - 8 September, touring to: Vancouver, Vancouver Art Gallery, 29 November 1985 - 19 January 1986, same catalogue solo exhibition Villeurbanne 1984.
1986 Charleroi, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Giulio Paolini, 15 February - 30 March, same catalogue solo exhibition Villeurbanne 1984.
1986 Stuttgart, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Giulio Paolini, 20 September - 2 November, cited in the checklist of exhibited works vol. 4 no. 3 p. 51, col. repr. vol. 1 p. 37.
2001-02 London, Tate Modern, Zero to Infinity: Arte Povera 1962-1972, 31 May - 19 August, touring to: Minneapolis, Walker Art Center, 13 October 2001 - 13 January 2002; Los Angeles, MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, 28 April - 22 September 2002; Washington D.C., The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 23 October 2002 - 12 January 2003, cited in the checklist of exhibited works no. 90 p. 357, col. repr. p. 272.
2003 Milan, Fondazione Prada, Giulio Paolini 1960-1972, 29 October - 18 December, cited in the checklist of exhibited works p. 397, col. repr. p. 67.
2004-05 Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum, Beyond Geometry: Experiments in Form 1940s-70s, 13 June - 3 October, touring to: Florida, Miami Art Museum, 18 November 2004 - 1 May 2005, cited in the checklist of exhibited works p. 222, col. repr. p. 213.
2008-09 New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today, 2 March - 12 May, touring to: Liverpool, Tate Liverpool, 29 May 13 September 2009, cited in the checklist of exhibited works p. 244, col. repr. p. 89, catalogue entry by A. Temkin pp. 86-87.
2017 Rivoli, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea and Turin, Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Colori. L’emozione dei colori nell’arte, 14 March - 23 July, cited in the checklist of exhibited works p. 320, col. repr. p. 209 (exhibited at Castello di Rivoli).
2018-19 Milan, Fondazione Carriero, Giulio Paolini. Del bello ideale, 26 October 2018 - 10 February 2019, col. repr. vol. 1 pp. 134-135 (exhibition view), 153.
G. Paolini in conversation with J. De Sanna, A. Zevi and L. Fabro, Milan, Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, June, 1985, published in G. Paolini, Ancora un libro (Rome: Editrice Inonia, 1987), p. 46.
G. Paolini in the interview with E. Pizzo, in Giulio Paolini. Casa di Lucrezio, 1981-84, visitor’s guide (Rivoli: Castello di Rivoli Museo d’arte contemporanea, 1987).
G. Paolini in the interview with A. Vettese, "Giulio Paolini", in Flash Art 143 (Milan, Italian edition), March-April, 1988, pp. 59-60; republished in Giulio Paolini. La voce del pittore – Scritti e interviste 1965-1995, edited by M. Disch (Lugano: ADV Publishing House, 1995), pp. 231-232.
G. Paolini in Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today, exhibition catalogue, New York, The Museum of Modern Art, 2008, p. 86.
G. Celant, Giulio Paolini (New York: Sonnabend Press, 1972), p. 22, repr. no. 11 p. 26; republished in Giulio Paolini 1960-1972, edited by Id. (Milan: Fondazione Prada, 2003), p. 100; reprint (Cinisello Balsamo: Silvana Editoriale, 2019).
G. Celant, "Image of the Image", in Art and Artists 9, no. 98 (London), May, 1974, p. 13, not repr.; republished in Id., Senza titolo 1974 (Rome: Bulzoni, 1976), pp. 258- 259, repr. no. 141.
I. Calvino, "La squadratura", in G. Paolini, Idem (Turin: Giulio Einaudi editore, 1975), p. IX, repr. p. 8; republished in Semiotiche della pittura. I classici. Le ricerche, edited by L. Corrain (Rome: Meltemi editore, 2004), p. 226, col. repr. no. XVII.
M. Fagiolo, "Glossario", in Giulio Paolini (Parma: Università di Parma, Centro Studi e Archivio della Comunicazione, 1976), p. 17, not repr.
G. de Marchis, "Giulio Paolini", in Thoughts and Action. Joseph Beuys, Daniel Buren, Dan Graham, Bruce MacLean, Giulio Paolini, exhibition catalogue, Tokyo, The Japan Foundation, The Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, and Laforet Museum (Tokyo: Flex Co. Ltd, 1982), p. 120, not repr.
A. Mammì, I. Panicelli, "Giulio Paolini. Bibliografia", in Giulio Paolini. La Casa di Lucrezio, exhibition catalogue, Spoleto, Palazzo Rosari Spada (Casalecchio di Reno: Grafis Edizioni, 1984), p. 9, not repr.; republished in Markus Lüpertz, Giulio Paolini: figure, colonne, finestre, exhibition catalogue, Rivoli, Castello di Rivoli, 1986, p. 74.
F. Poli, "Note di lettura", in Id., Giulio Paolini (Turin: Lindau, 1990), p. 25, col. repr. no. 56; republished in Giulio Paolini. Von heute bis gestern / Da oggi a ieri, exhibition catalogue, Graz, Neue Galerie im Landesmuseum Joanneum (Ostfildern-Ruit: Cantz Verlag, 1998), p. 39.
F. Poli, Minimalismo, Arte Povera, Arte Concettuale (Bari: Editori Laterza,1995), p. 104, not repr.
R. Deidier, "La lingua della visione: Calvino e Giulio Paolini", in Id., Le forme del tempo. Saggio su Italo Calvino (Milan: Guerini Studio, 1995), p. 152, repr. no. 2; republished in Id., Le forme del tempo. Miti, fiabe, immagini di Italo Calvino (Palermo: Sellerio editore, 2004), p. 130, repr. no. 2.
F. Poli, "Giulio Paolini", in Giulio Paolini al Palazzo della Ragione, exhibition catalogue, Padua, Salone del Palazzo della Ragione (Milan: Fabbri Editori, 1995), p. 30, not repr.
Giulio Paolini. Von heute bis gestern / Da oggi a ieri, op. cit. (Ostfildern-Ruit: 1998),col. repr. p. 195.
F. Poli, "Ricerche minimaliste e analitiche", in Arte contemporanea. Le ricerche internazionali dalla fine degli anni ’50 a oggi, edited by Id. (Milan: Mondadori Electa, 2003), p. 88, not repr.
H. Butin, "Gerhard Richter and the Reflection on Images", in Gerhard Richter. Editions 1965-2004. Catalogue Raisonné (Ostfildern-Ruit: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2004), p. 29, col. repr.
A. Zevi, Peripezie del dopoguerra nell’arte italiana (Turin: Giulio Einaudi editore, 2005), p. 287, not repr.
M. Bandini, M.C. Mundici, M.T. Roberto, Luciano Pistoi: "inseguo un mio disegno" (Turin: Hopefulmonster editore, 2008), col. repr. p. 92.
M. Disch, Giulio Paolini. Catalogo ragionato 1960-1999, vol. 1 (Milan: Skira editore, 2008), cat. no. 14 p. 57, col. repr.
L. Conte, Materia, corpo, azione. Ricerche artistiche processuali tra Europa e Stati Uniti 1966-1970 (Rome-Milan: MAXXI Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo and Mondadori Electa, 2010), p. 75, not repr.
H. Butin, "Gerhard Richter’s Colour Charts of the 1960s and 1970s", in Gerhard Richter: Colour Charts, exhibition catalogue, London, Dominique Lévy Gallery, 2015, p. 19, col. repr.
Gianni Piacentino, exhibition catalogue, Milan, Fondazione Prada, 2015, vol. III, col. repr. no. 48 p. 27.
J. Meinhardt, Giulio Paolini. Senza titolo, 1961. In collezione 3 (Turin-Mantua: Fondazione Giulio e Anna Paolini and Corraini Edizioni, 2015), p. 12, col. repr. p. 17.
I. Bernardi, "Giulio Paolini 1963. Un autore (ancora) sconosciuto", in Arte italiana 1960-1964. Identità culturale, confronti internazionali, modelli americani, edited by F. Fergonzi and F. Tedeschi, proceedings of the study day promoted by Museo del Novecento and Gallerie d’Italia, Milan, 25 October 2013 (Milan: Scalpendi Editore, 2017), p. 40, not repr.
D. Fogle, "What Is To Be Done?", in Arte Povera Seen by Ingvild Goetz (New York: Hauser & Wirth Publishers, 2017), p. 201, not repr.
Entry by Maddalena Disch, 10/08/2022