Ink on squared paper applied to masonite panel

80 x 60 cm

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

Private collection, Turin

The modular units of graph paper juxtaposed at minimum intervals on a masonite support each feature the design of a linear rectangle, which varies each time in terms of format and proportions.
The series of anonymous and interchangeable figures, arranged on a visible background, asserts the painting's status as a support or as a frame for its same potential variants.

Giulio Paolini (Parma: Università di Parma, Centro Studi e Archivio della Comunicazione, 1976), repr. no. 16.
Unione musicale. Stagione di concerti 1983-84 (Turin: Unione Musicale, 1983), repr. p. 7.
Giulio Paolini 1960-1972, edited by G. Celant (Milan: Fondazione Prada, 2003), repr. p. 60.
M. Disch, Giulio Paolini. Catalogo ragionato 1960-1999, vol. 1 (Milan: Skira editore, 2008), cat. no. 20 p. 61, col. repr.
Entry by Maddalena Disch, 10/08/2022