John Giorno


London

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The gallery is open on Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 am until 6 pm.

  • , A HURRICANE IN A DROP OF CUM, 2015
    Screenprint and enamel on linen
    101,6 x 101,6 cm
  • , SPENDING QUALITY TIME WITH MY MIND, 2018
    Gloss enamel on canvas
    141.3 x 141 cm
    55 5/8 x 55 1/2 in
  • , SIT IN MY HEART AND SMILE, 2019
    Oil on linen
    141 x 141.6 cm
    55 1/2 x 55 3/4 in
  • , NOW AT THE DAWN OF MY LIFE, 2019
    Acrylic on primed linen
    142.2 x 141.6 cm
    56 x 55 3/4 in
  • , YOU GOT TO BURN TO SHINE, 2019
    Oil on linen
    141 x 141.3 cm
    55 1/2 x 55 5/8 in
  • , LIVING IN YOUR EYES, 2019
    Oil on linen
    141 x 141.3 cm
    55 1/2 x 55 5/8 in
  • , JASMINE BURN, 2017
    Acrylic on canvas
    101.6 x 101.6 cm
    40 x 40 in
  • , GARDENIA SWEETEN THE AIR SEDUCINGLY SLY, 2017
    Acrylic on canvas
    101.6 x 101.6 cm
    40 x 40 in
  • , SNOW DAHLIAS SHARP AS CAT PISS, 2017
    Acrylic on canvas
    101.6 x 101.6 cm
    40 x 40 in
  • , CHRYSANTHEMUMS ARE A GARLAND OF SKULLS, 2017
    Acrylic on canvas
    101.6 x 101.6
    40 x 40 in
  • , DIAL-A-POEM, 1968-2019
    Edition 2 of 20
    Telephone, computer with 293 digitally recorded poems, from 135 poets and artists
    12,7 x 27.9 x 27.3 cm
    5 x 11 x 10 3/4 in
  • , HIT MY NOSE WITH THE STEM OF A ROSE, 2017
    Acrylic on canvas
    101.6 x 101.6 cm
    40 x 40 in
  • , POPPIES PACKED WITH DRUG TREATS, 2017
    Acrylic on canvas
    101.6 x 101.6 cm
    40 x 40 in
  • , CLIMATIS CLINGING CELESTIAL DEVOTED, 2017
    Acrylic on canvas
    101.6 x 101.6 cm
    40 x 40 in
  • , PEONIES TOPPLING MILK OF MALICE, 2017
    Acrylic on canvas
    101.6 x 101.6 cm
    40 x 40 in
  • , WATERLILLIES SUCKING MUD, 2017
    Acrylic on canvas
    101.6 x 101.6 cm
    40 x 40 in
  • , LAVENDER LAUGHING LUSTFUL, 2017
    Acrylic on canvas
    101.6 x 101.6 cm
    40 x 40 in
  • , MARIGOLD TIGHT AS A CRAB'S ASS,, 2017
    Acrylic on canvas
    101.6 x 101.6 cm
    40 x 40 in
  • , ZINNIAS SHOUT POSITIVE PARANOIA, 2017
    Acrylic on canvas
    101.6 x 101.6 cm
    40 x 40 in
  • , ORCHIDS ARE TONGUES THAT LIED, 2017
    Acrylic on canvas
    101.6 x 101.6 cm
    40 x 40 in
  • , DAFFODILS BAPTIZED IN BUTTER, 2017
    Acrylic on canvas
    101.6 x 101.6 cm
    40 x 40 in
  • , IRIS PURPLE SPEARS UNSHEATH WRESTLING WRATHFUL, 2017
    Acrylic on canvas
    101.6 x 101.6 cm
    40 x 40 in

  • , FOXGLOVE CARILLON CRYING PEARLS, 2017
    Acrylic on canvas
    101.6 x 101.6 cm
    40 x 40 in
  • , CARNATIONS GLORIOUSLY SELF-SERVING, 2017
    Acrylic on canvas
    101.6 x 101.6 cm
    40 x 40 in
  • , FERNS UNFURLING FEATHERS GRACEFULLY NEEDY, 2017
    Oil on canvas
    Cadmium red light oil on canvas
    101.6 x 101.6
    40 x 40
  • , HONEYSUCKLE EATING THE SMELL, 2017
    Acrylic on canvas
    101.6 x 101.6 cm
    40 x 40 in

Press release

Almine Rech London, in collaboration with the John Giorno Foundation, is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by John Giorno, marking the artist’s first posthumous solo show in the UK. The exhibition will open on October 12 and run through November 13, 2021 with an opening reception on October 12 from 5pm to 8pm. 

John Giorno (1936-2019) is recognised as one of the most innovative poets and artists of the twentieth century. His kaleidoscopic work fused and furthered poetry, visual art and activism, pushing text off the printed page and into the social realm. Laura Hoptman, Executive Director of the Drawing Center, New York, writes in the publication for the Giorno retrospective at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, “What if concrete poetry and Pop Art merged, like perfect lovers? They would produce John Giorno, muse of the greatest single-word movie (Sleep, 1963) and author of found object word poetry...Giorno’s friendships with Warhol, then Burroughs, and subsequently, his close liaisons with Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns, indicate his presence in the orbit of visual art rather than literature in New York.”


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