Giuseppe Penone - Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Friday, May 11, 2012 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection

  • Exhibited

    Nimes, Carré d'Art- Musée d'Art Contemporain, Giuseppe Penone, 1997-1998

  • Literature

    Hopelfulmonster, ed., Giuseppe Penone, exh. cat., Carré d'Art- Musée d'Art Contemporain, Nimes, 1997, pp. 74-81 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    Penone’s aesthetic proposition springs from observations on natural phenomena, with a bearing particularly on our interaction with our environment. The nature of sensory perception is crucial for his proposition, especially through touch and sight – not surprisingly, given his choice of media. He has thus been consistently preoccupied with the eyes and skin, locations of interface between the human body and all that surrounds it.
    (G. Maraniello, Ikon: Giuseppe Penone Writings 1968 – 2008, Bologna, 2009)



charcoal on felt with plaster cast
62 7/8 x 113 3/4 in. (160 x 289 cm)
Signed, titled, and dated "Giuseppe Penone 1991 Palpebra" on the reverse.

$180,000 - 250,000 

Contemporary Art Day Sale

Contemporary Art Day
11 May 2012
New York