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NIELE TORONI | BLACK INSTALLATION

The Form of Ideas: Conceptual Art from A Distinguished California Collection

NIELE TORONI | BLACK INSTALLATION

NIELE TORONI | BLACK INSTALLATION

The Form of Ideas: Conceptual Art from A Distinguished California Collection

NIELE TORONI

b.1937

BLACK INSTALLATION


oil on canvas

48 by 48 in. (122 by 122 cm.)

Executed in 1989.

This work is in very good condition overall. There are scattered pinpoint accretions visible upon very close inspection and under raking light. There is a faint handling mark along the central upper edge, visible upon close inspection. Under ultraviolet light, there is no evidence of restoration. Unframed.


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Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

Acquired from the above by the present owner in April 1989

“What renders the paint visible? The color of the impressions made by brush no. 50 repeated at regular 30 cm. intervals, their disposition, inscription, in that place, the place in itself, the dance between the paint and the non-paint. This to say one job of the painter (and not the artist!), is to try not to impose his obsessions nor artistic intents, but in accepting the constraints and the sole possibilities connected to one method of working.”


- Niele Toroni