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GPO-0019

Untitled

Ink on squared paper applied to masonite panel

40 x 40 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 the artist, 25 October 2012, archive no. GPO-0019

A black line outlines each of the nine units of square graph paper, thus turning them into independent modules.
In regard to this work and a similar variant (GPO-0018) 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), pp. 24-25 (revised translation); republished in Giulio Paolini 1960-1972, edited by G. Celant (Milan: Fondazione Prada, 2003), p. 104; reprint (Cinisello Balsamo: Silvana Editoriale, 2019), pp. 24-25.

1973-74 Rome, Parcheggio di Villa Borghese, Contemporanea, 30 November 1973 - 28 February 1974, cited in the checklist of exhibited works no. 1 p. 146, repr.
1976 Parma, Palazzo della Pilotta, Sala delle Scuderie, Giulio Paolini, 11 March - 21 April, repr. no. 18.
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 as for the solo exhibition in Villeurbanne 1984.
1986 Charleroi, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Giulio Paolini, 15 February - 30 March, same catalogue as for the solo exhibition in Villeurbanne 1984.
2007 Turin, GAM Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Collage/Collages. Dal Cubismo al New Dada, 9 October 2007 - 6 January 2008, cited in the checklist of exhibited works no. VI.53 p. 340, col. repr. p. 241, referred to in the text by M.G. Messina p. 227.
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. 10 p. 26; republished in Giulio Paolini 1960-1972, edited by Id. (Milan: Fondazione Prada, 2003), pp. 100, 102, 104; reprint (Cinisello Balsamo: Silvana Editoriale, 2019).
Albers, Arman, Arp, Balla, Bill, Burri, Christo, Fabro, Fontana, Gris, Herbin, Kandinsky, Klein, Léger, Manzoni, Melotti, Miró, Nigro, Paolini, Picabia, Rotella, Scarpitta, Soto, Tanguy, Tapies, Tinguely, Twombly, Vasarely. Scelta di opere a cura della Galleria Notizie di Torino, dello Studio Bellini di Milano e dello Studio “C” di Brescia (Turin: n.d.), repr. no. 111.
Giulio Paolini. Premio Bolaffi 1980 (Turin: Giulio Bolaffi Editore, 1980), repr. p. 5 (exhibition view Parma 1976, photomontage by the artist for the purpose of reproducing the works in chronological order).
Giulio Paolini. Werke und Schriften 1960-1980 (Lucerne: Kunstmuseum Luzern, 1981), repr. n. pag. (exhibition view Parma 1976, photomontage by the artist for the purpose of reproducing the works in chronological order).
Giulio Paolini 1960-1972, op. cit. (Milan: 2003), repr. p. 69 (upside down).
M. Disch, Giulio Paolini. Catalogo ragionato 1960-1999, vol. 1 (Milan: Skira editore, 2008), cat. no. 19 p. 60, col. repr.
Entry by Maddalena Disch, 21/01/2022