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GPE-0010

Silkscreen

48 x 64 cm

Titled, signed and dated on the recto: “Idem (III)” (bottom centre), “Giulio Paolini 1973” (bottom right)

Autograph numbering on the recto, bottom left

100 in Arabic numerals from 1/100 to 100/100

Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster

Hofhaus Presse, Hans Möller, Düsseldorf

The work was commissioned from the artist by the Westfälischer Kunstverein of Münster, directed at the time by Klaus Honnef, as the annual edition ("Jahresgabe”) for 1973, destined for sale to support its activities.

The sheet of graph paper features a dense pattern of rectangles and squares of various sizes, in some cases with a triangle, a circle, or a rhombus in between.
Idem (III) is part of a group of works with the same title, based on the idea of a record of works. In the artist's own words: “The cycle of works entitled Idem is born as the hypothetical register of all of the works in existence, that have existed or that may exist: abstract and virtual, it allows me to proceed in time and in the history of art by listing without naming them the images that make it up”.1Idem does not identify which works, but, rather, indicates those works constituting a whole that in some way pre-exists any further analysis or identification".2
The print corresponds to several studies on paper (cf. GPC-0278, GPC-0279, GPC-0280), correlated to a large-scale work having the same title from the same period (GPO-0261).


1 G. Paolini in conversation with M. Disch (2008), in M. Disch, Giulio Paolini. Catalogo ragionato 1960-1999, vol. 1 (Milan: Skira editore, 2008), cat. no. 245 p. 254.
2 G. Paolini interviewed by C. Marchetti (1994), in Giulio Paolini. La voce del pittore – Scritti e interviste 1965-1995, edited by M. Disch (Lugano: ADV Publishing House, 1995), p. 288.

1992 Bonn, Bonner Kunstverein, Giulio Paolini. Impressions graphiques. Das graphische Werk 1967-1992, 24 February - 29 March (catalogue Impressions graphiques. L’opera grafica 1967-1992 di Giulio Paolini [Turin: Marco Noire Editore, 1992], cat. no. 10).
1993 Winterthur, Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Giulio Paolini. Impressions graphiques. Das druckgraphische Werk 1967-1992, 16 January - 7 March (catalogue Impressions graphiques. L’opera grafica 1967-1992 di Giulio Paolini [Turin: Marco Noire Editore, 1992], cat. no. 10).
1995 Lisbon, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian / Centro de Arte Moderna José de Azeredo Perdigão, Giulio Paolini. Impressions graphiques. Múltiplos e Obra Gráfica 1969-1995, 16 March - 28 May, not repr. in the exhibition brochure (catalogue Impressions graphiques. L’opera grafica 1967-1992 di Giulio Paolini [Turin: Marco Noire Editore, 1992], cat. no. 10).
1996 Apolda, Kunsthaus Apolda Avantgarde, Giulio Paolini. Impressions graphiques, 27 September - 27 October (catalogue Impressions graphiques. L’opera grafica 1967-1992 di Giulio Paolini [Turin: Marco Noire Editore, 1992], cat. no. 10).
1997 Göppingen, Kunsthalle, Giulio Paolini. Impressions graphiques. Das graphische Druckwerk 1967-1995, 9 March - 13 April (catalogue Impressions graphiques. L’opera grafica 1967-1992 di Giulio Paolini [Turin: Marco Noire Editore, 1992], cat. no. 10).
2001-02 Graz, Neue Galerie im Landesmuseum Joanneum, Die Cabinette des Dr. Czerny. Der Kosmos der Kunst im Spiegel der Sammlung Norli und Hellmut Czerny, 3 July 2001 - 13 January 2002, col. repr. p. 72.
2022 Paris, Librairie Marian Goodman, Giulio Paolini. Printed Editions and Multiples (1967-1977), 6 October - 26 November; artist’s proof.
Impressions graphiques. L’opera grafica 1967-1992 di Giulio Paolini (Turin: Marco Noire Editore, 1992), cat. no. 10, col. repr. (artist’s proof), with text by the artist Il ciclo di esposizioni...
Entry by Bettina Della Casa and Maddalena Disch, 14/06/2024