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GPO-0018

Untitled

Ink on squared paper applied to masonite panel

35 x 28 cm

Signed and dated on the verso, at the right of the upper stretcher bar: "Giulio Paolini / 1962"

Private collection

This group of six units of graph paper, arranged at regular intervals on a masonite panel, is outlined in the manner of a frame by a black ink line which is interrupted between one element and another.
In regard to this work and a similar variant (GPO-0019) the artist has remarked that: “The rationale behind these works is precisely the correct way in which the materials that make them up present themselves to the eye, in the sense that the squares are arranged so as to reveal, through their margins, the surface on which they are presented".
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1 G. Paolini in G. Celant, Giulio Paolini (New York: Sonnabend Press, 1972), p. 28 (revised translation); republished in Giulio Paolini 1960-1972, edited by G. Celant (Milan: Fondazione Prada, 2003), p. 104; reprint (Cinisello Balsamo: Silvana Editoriale, 2019), p. 28.

1974 New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Projects: Giulio Paolini, 21 March - 14 April, no catalogue.
G. Paolini in G. Celant, Giulio Paolini (New York: Sonnabend Press, 1972), pp. 24-25; republished in Giulio Paolini 1960-1972, edited by G. Celant (Milan: Fondazione Prada, 2003), p. 104; reprint (Cinisello Balsamo: Silvana Editoriale, 2019).
G. Celant, Giulio Paolini (New York: Sonnabend Press, 1972), pp. 22-25, repr. no. 9 p. 25; republished in Giulio Paolini 1960-1972, edited by Id. (Milan: Fondazione Prada, 2003), pp. 100, 102, 104; reprint (Cinisello Balsamo: Silvana Editoriale, 2019).
T. Trini, "Paolini. Le sprigioni", in Studio Marconi 3-4 (Milan), 5 February 1976, repr. p. 5 (exhibition view New York 1974).
Giulio Paolini. La Casa di Lucrezio, exhibition catalogue, Spoleto, Palazzo Rosari Spada (Casalecchio di Reno: Grafis Edizioni, 1984), repr. p. 11.
Italia Aperta, exhibition catalogue, Madrid, Fundación Caja de Pensiones, 1985, repr. no. 35 p. 117.
G. Celant, Un folle amore. La Collezione Luigi e Peppino Agrati (Milan: Skira Editore, 2002), col. repr. p. 279, entry p. 403 cat. no. 389 (with incorrect list of exhibitions).
Giulio Paolini 1960-1972, op. cit. (Milan: 2003), col. repr. p. 52.
L. Cherubini, "Pasolini e noi", in Pasolini e noi. Relazioni tra arte e cinema, exhibition catalogue, Turin, Archivio di Stato (Cinisello Balsamo: Silvana Editoriale, 2005), p. 46, repr.
M. Disch, Giulio Paolini. Catalogo ragionato 1960-1999, vol. 1 (Milan: Skira editore, 2008), cat. no. 18 p. 60, col. repr.
Entry by Maddalena Disch, 21/01/2022