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    Sale 12244

    The Italian Sale

    6 October 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 114

    Giulio Paolini (B. 1940)

    Ante Litteram

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    Estimate

    Giulio Paolini (B. 1940)
    Ante Litteram
    plexiglas, painted wood base and plaster, in six parts
    63 x 31.5 x 31.5in. (160 x 80 x 80cm.)
    Executed in 1985, this work is number five from an edition of six.


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    Provenance

    Eva Menzio, Turin.
    Galleria Persano, Turin.
    Marcello and Stefania Levi Collection, Turin


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE LEVI COLLECTION, TURIN


    Literature

    Galerie Paul Maenz, Paul Maenz Ausstellungen. Saison 1985-86, exh. cat., Cologne 1986 (another from the edition exhibited and installation view illustrated, unpaged).
    Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Giulio Paolini, exh. cat., Vol. II, Stuttgart 1986 (another from the edition exhibited and illustrated, p. 37).
    G. Paolini, Suspense. Breve storia del vuoto in tredici stanze, Florence 1988 (another from the edition exhibited and illustrated, p. 140).
    D. Paparoni, Oggetto e cosa, in “Tema Celeste”, no.25, 1990 (illustrated in colour, p. 37); international issue, no.24, 1990 (another from the edition exhibited and illustrated in colour, p.41).
    F. Poli, Giulio Paolini, Turin 1990 (another from the edition exhibited and illustrated, p. 117).
    G. de Vries, Paul Maenz Koln 1970-1980-1990. Eine Avantgarde-Galerie und die Kust unserer Zeit, Cologne 1991 (another from the edition exhibited and installation view illustrated, p. 204).
    M. Unterdörfer, Die Rezeption der Antike in der Postmoderne: der Gipsabguss in der italianischen Kunst der siebziger und achtziger Jahre, Weimar 1998 (another from the edition exhibited and illustrated, p. 218).
    M. Disch, Giulio Paolini. Catalogo ragionato 1960-1982, Vol.II, Milan 2008, no. 541 (another version illustrated in colour, p. 552).


    Exhibited

    Paris, Galerie Maeght Lelong, Giulio Paolioni. Melanconia ermetica, 1985 (another from the edition exhibited).
    Bari, Galleria Marilena Bonomo, Giulio Paolini. La pittura abbandonata, 1985 (another from the edition exhibited).
    Cologne, Galerie Paul Maenz, Giulio Paolini. Dal “Trionfo della rappresentazione”, 1986 (another from the edition exhibited).
    Oslo, Kunstnernes Hus, Fra usikkerhet til samlet Kraft…, 1986 (another from the edition exhibited).
    Rivoli, Castello di Rivoli, Markus Lüpertz, Giulio Paolini: figure, colonne, finestre, 1986-87 (another from the edition exhibited and installation view illustrated, p. 133).
    Verona, Studio la Città, 20 anni fa. 1968, 1988 (another from the edition exhibited).
    Verona, Studio la Cittá, Sculpttura: la scultura vista dai pittori, 1988 (another from the edition exhibited and illustrated, p.33).
    New York, Marian Goodman Gallery, A sculpture show, 1989 (another from the edition exhibited).
    Turin, Galleria in Arco, Arte Povera, 1990 (another from the edition exhibited and illustrated, unpaged).
    New York, Marian Goodman Gallery, Summer group show, 1992 (another from the edition exhibited).
    Molfetta, Sala dei Templari, L’incognita dell’altro. Forme dell’alteritá nell’arte contemporanea, 2002 (another from the edition exhibited and illustrated, p.83).
    London, Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, From futurism to Arte Povera: Works from the Marcello Levi Collection, 2005 (another from the edition exhibited and illustrated, p. 53).
    New York, Marian Goodman Gallery, 30/40. A selection of Forty Artists from Thirty Years of Exhibitions at Marian Goodman Gallery, 2007 (another from the edition exhibited).