This site uses cookies to provide a better experience. Continuing navigation accept the use of cookies by us OK

Giuseppe Penone | Foglie di bronzo / Leaves of Bronze



Giuseppe Penone | Foglie di bronzo / Leaves of Bronze

Gagosian is pleased to present an exhibition of sculptures and drawings by the renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, his first in San Francisco.

A proponent of the radical Arte Povera movement beginning in Italy in the 1960s, which used "poor" and unconventional materials such as soil or plant matter to evoke a preindustrial age and subtly critique systems of industrialization, mechanization, and art, Penone uses objects from the natural world to document the intertwined relationship between humans and nature in evolution over a macroscopic, geological timeline.

This exhibition will feature a selection of works in bronze, stone, and marble illustrating Penone's ability to seamlessly transpose human-made and naturally occurring patterns. More...

Giuseppe Penone is an Italian artist and sculptor, known for his large-scale sculptures of trees that are interested in the link between man and the natural world. His early work is often associated with the Arte povera movement. In 2014, Penone was awarded the prestigious Praemium Imperiale award. He currently lives and works in Turin, Italy.

Photo Credits:
GIUSEPPE PENONE | Pensieri di foglie (Thoughts of Leaves), 2017 (detail)
Bronze, river stone, 71 5/8 x 77 3/4 x 37 1/4 in, 182 x 197.5 x 94.5 cm
© 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris. Photo: © Archivio Penone. Courtesy the artist and Gagosian.

September 12-November 9, 2019
Gagosian, 657 Howard Street, San Francisco


Date: Da Thursday, September 12, 2019 a Saturday, November 09, 2019

Entrance : Free


Gagosian, 657 Howard Street, San Francisco