Pelle di Foglia, Sguardo,mano respiro, 2006
86 5/8 x 51 3/16 x 39 3/8 inches (220 x 130 x 100 cm)
Giuseppe Penone was born in 1947 in Garessio, Italy. He lives and works in Paris and Turin. His work is included in many important public and private collections worldwide, including the Tate Museum, London and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Recent exhibitions include the 2007 Venice Biennale; “Penone,” Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan (2008), “Giuseppe Penone,” Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (2009) and “Giuseppe Penone,” Musée des Arts Contemporains, Grand-Hornu, Belgium (2011). Penone’s work Ideas of Stone (2004–10) was inaugurated at Documenta 13, which opened in Kassel, Germany in June 2012. Penone has been selected for the 2012 annual Bloomberg Commission, which will opens September 5 at the Whitechapel Gallery, London, and in 2013 his work will be the subject of major solo exhibitions at the Château de Versailles and the Kunstmuseum Winterthur.