Guiseppe Penone for the holidays, (hint, hint), wonderful selections from Gagosian’s rare book dealer, Doug Flamm
The Inner Life of Forms
Includes Essays by Tim Ingold, Remi Labrusse, Emily Braun, Salvatore Settis, and a conversation with Carlos Basualdo and Guiseppe Penone
In the 1990s Penone worked on the Anatomie (Anatomies, 1992–), which included Carrara marble and other stones carved in high relief to echo vascular and muscular systems, as well as the Propagazioni (Propagations, 1995), a series of drawings based on the concentric linear patterns of a fingerprint. Since then he has continued to expand upon many of his earlier series and to work on the Idee di pietra (Ideas of Stone) sculptures (2003–), in which he juxtaposes rocks and trees to highlight the balance between verticality and horizontality and the interplay of gravity and growth. Penone has also designed two gardens, one in Turin and one in the Reggia di Venaria in Piedmont.
In Penone’s work, sculptural transformations draw the viewer’s attention to details that have long existed but are easily overlooked. By bringing the grandeur—as well as the modesty and intimacy—of raw but also cultural material into various settings, Penone raises questions about sculpture and its essence.
Identity is accompanied by a special edition cover of the monograph, Giuseppe Penone: The Inner Life of Forms and an archival folder with an original poem written by the artist.
The black version of Identity comes in an edition of 50
The prints are Drypoint etching on BFK Rives paper, printed by Atelier René Tazé, Paris, and published by Gagosian 2018
Etching size: 13 3/8 × 9 7/8 inches (34 × 25 cm)
Paper size: 19 7/8 × 15 1/8 inches (50.5 × 38.2 cm)
Choice of presentation options:
Custom designed, cloth covered clamshell box that includes archival inner folder to house print and special edition of the monograph
Framed print (white wood), archival folder, and special edition of the monograph
About the monograph:
The Inner Life of Forms
Published in 2018
Essays by Tim Ingold, Rémi Labrusse, Emily Braun, and Salvatore Settis; Conversation between Giuseppe Penone and Carlos Basualdo; Biographical Notes by Ruggero Penone; 12 Booklet Essays by Daniela Lancioni
11 × 8 5/8 inches (27.9 × 21.9 cm); 13 paperbacks totaling 490 pages, in a box; Fully illustrated
Published by Gagosian; Designed by Graphic Thought Facility, London; Printed by Pureprint Group, Uckfield, UK; Distributed by Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., in association with Gagosian
WHAT A TREASURE TO GIVE OR TO GET AT ANY TIME OF YEAR. THANK YOU, DOUG, FOR SHARING THIS WITH THE LRFA BLOG.
MORE TO FOLLOW!