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Francesco Clemente (b. 1952)


Francesco Clemente (b. 1952)
acrylic on canvas
82 x 56in. (208.3 x 142.2cm.)
Painted in 1988
Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner.
C. Shawn, 'Venice Biennial: A Report on the Major Pavillions-From Venice' in FlashArt International, Milan, October 1988, no. 142, p. 106.
Venice, XLIII La Biennale di Venezia, Italian Pavillion, Aperto '88, June-September 1988, pp. 31 and 35.
New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Clemente, October 1999-January 2000, no. 96 (illustrated in colour, unpaged). This exhibition later travelled to Bilbao, Guggenheim Museum, February-June 2000.
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Lot Essay

Inside I am the other of a self,
who feels a presence always close at hand,

one side or the other, knows another one
unlocks the door and quickly enters in.

Either as or, we live a common person.
Two is still one. It cannot live apart.

(Francesco Clemente, 'Poem for Paradigm', reproduced in Francesco Clemente, exh. cat., New York, 1999, p. 203)

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