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Giorgio Griffa
 
In 1968, Giorgio Griffa (born 1936 in Turin, where he lives and works) abandoned figurative painting in favor of a format of abstract painting that still characterizes his work to this day. Painting with acrylic on raw un-stretched canvas, burlap and linen, Griffa's works are nailed directly to the wall along their top edge. When not exhibited, the works are folded and stacked, resulting creases that create an underlying grid for his compositions. In keeping with his idea that painting is “constant and never finished”, many of his works display a deliberate end-point that has been described as “stopping a thought mid-sentence.” Despite early associations with movements such as Arte Povera and Minimalism, Giorgio Griffa's work was not exhibited in the United States for 40 years after his first solo exhibition in New York at Ileana Sonnabend's gallery. In 2012, Giorgio Griffa had a solo exhibition, Fragments 1968 - 2012 at Casey Kaplan in New York, leading him to be named one of the “10 thrilling rediscoveries from 2012.”
 

 
2016
bilingual edition (English / French)
Analogues
New monograph, with thirty emblematic paintings, a text by the artist, and an essay by Francesco Manacorda.

2016
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Mousse
Devoted to the graphic practice of the artist, Giorgio Griffa – Works on Paper points up the singularity and importance of drawing in Griffa's creative process while introducing a rare selection of drawings and watercolours.

2015
English edition
Mousse
out of print
This monograph aims to highlight the very diverse features and extraordinary richness of Arte Povera painter Giorgio Griffa. With a selection of the artist's writings and comprehensive chronology.