Collage on card applied to tempera-painted panel

49 x 48 cm

Signed and dated on the verso: “Giulio Paolini 1962 3”

Private collection, Arosio (Como)

The small white cardboard squares lined up in a row in the upper part of a panel painted with white tempera anticipate the start of a modular sequence. In the area corresponding to each square is a tiny fragment, cut out from the colour reproduction of a work by Gastone Novelli in the first row, and from a work by Mario Schifano in the second and third rows.

An unknown work by Gastone Novelli in the first line and an unknown work from the series Propaganda by Mario Schifano in the second and third lines.

G. Celant, Giulio Paolini (New York: Sonnabend Press, 1972), pp. 26-28, repr. no. 15 p. 2; republished in Giulio Paolini 1960-1972, edited by Id. (Milan: Fondazione Prada, 2003), p. 106, repr. p. 75; reprint (Cinisello Balsamo: Silvana Editoriale, 2019).
M. Disch, Giulio Paolini. Catalogo ragionato 1960-1999, vol. 1 (Milan: Skira editore, 2008), cat. no. 15 p. 58, repr.
"Hypothesis for an Exhibition", exhibition catalogue, New York, Dominique Lévy Gallery, 2014, repr. p. 32 (erroneously dated "1962-63").
F. Fergonzi, Una nuova superficie. Jasper Johns e gli artisti italiani 1958-1966 (Milan: Mondadori Electa, 2019), p. 175, not repr.
Entry by Maddalena Disch, 21/01/2022