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Giulio Paolini (b. 1940)
WORKS FROM THE COLLECTION OF ILEANA SONNABEND AND THE ESTATE OF NINA CASTELLI SUNDELL
Giulio Paolini (b. 1940)

Notes for the Description of a Painting Dated 1972

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Giulio Paolini (b. 1940)
Notes for the Description of a Painting Dated 1972
signed and titled in Italian 'Giulio Paolini Appunti per la descrizione di un quadro datato 1972' (on the stretcher)
graphite on primed canvas
78 1/2 x 118 1/4 in. (199.3 x 300.3 cm.)
Executed in 1972.
Provenance
The Estate of Ileana Sonnabend, acquired directly from the artist
By descent to the present owner
Literature
M. Disch, Giulio Paolini: Catalogo ragionato, Tomo primo 1960-1982, Milan, 2008, p. 246, no. 238 (illustrated).

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Lot Essay

“I want to be the observer who sees... all the possibilities of relationship or absence of relationship between that image and us.” (G. Paolini quoted in Arte Povera, London, 1999, p. 135)

“[His strategy] alludes to the total potential that these images might be. But it leaves us out of the scene completely because we can’t see them.” (G. Paolini quoted in R. Spence, “Giulio Paolini at Whitechapel Gallery,” Financial Times, 11 July 2014).

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