Giulio Paolini — Éditions imprimées et multiples (1967-1977)


Publishing, lithography / engraving

Giulio Paolini
Éditions imprimées et multiples (1967-1977)

Starts tomorrow: October 6 → November 26, 2022

“An image, reproduced and repeated in several copies, paradoxically accentuates its own identity.” — Giulio Paolini

Librairie Marian Goodman is pleased to present an exhibition devoted to Giulio Paolini’s early printed editions and multiples, focusing on the first ten years of production from 1967 to 1977. Paolini, who has just been awarded this year’s Japanese Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award in Painting, is also taking part in the group exhibition Renverser ses Yeux at Jeu de Paume and at Le Bal in Paris from 11 October 2022 to 29 January 2023.

The artist’s limited editions, which he began in 1967, include approximately 150 works. Since his first works in the early 1960s, Paolini has oriented his practice towards a conceptual dimension, drawing attention to the elements that make up the painting, the space of the representation, the relationship between the work and the viewer, as well as to the figure of the author. Over the course of time, the artist’s oeuvre has led him to include the ‘act of the exhibition’ and the artist’s studio as the space where the work comes into being. Paolini’s frame of reference is the classical tradition of beauty and the metaphysical dimension of art, far removed from the evolution of the world and of life as we know it.