Niele Toroni. Carta giapponese con giallo. 1992

Niele Toroni Carta giapponese con giallo 1992

  • Not on view

In the late 1960s, Toroni, and others of his generation working in Paris, reacted against the highly emotional and gestural style of painting that had preceded them. Toroni devised a conceptual approach and calls his systematic markings "imprints." He consistently uses a standard No. 50 paintbrush to determine the size of the strokes that he applies to canvas, paper, and walls, at intervals of 11.8 inches (30 centimeters). "It's the working method that defines what is seen," he has said.

Gallery label from Multiplex: Directions in Art, 1970 to Now, November 21, 2007-July 28, 2008.
Medium
Imprints of No. 50 brush, repeated at regular intervals of 30 cm, and synthetic polymer paint and pencil on Japanese paper
Dimensions
78 5/8 x 31 1/2" (199.7 x 80 cm)
Credit
The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection Gift
Object number
3271.2005
Copyright
© 2019 Niele Toroni
Department
Drawings and Prints

If you would like to reproduce an image of a work of art in MoMA’s collection, or an image of a MoMA publication or archival material (including installation views, checklists, and press releases), please contact Art Resource (publication in North America) or Scala Archives (publication in all other geographic locations).

All requests to license audio or video footage produced by MoMA should be addressed to Scala Archives at firenze@scalarchives.com. Motion picture film stills or motion picture footage from films in MoMA's Film Collection cannot be licensed by MoMA/Scala. For licensing motion picture film footage it is advised to apply directly to the copyright holders. For access to motion picture film stills please contact the Film Study Center. More information is also available about the film collection and the Circulating Film and Video Library.

If you would like to reproduce text from a MoMA publication or moma.org, please email text_permissions@moma.org. If you would like to publish text from MoMA’s archival materials, please fill out this permission form and send to archives@moma.org.

This record is a work in progress. If you have additional information or spotted an error, please send feedback to digital@moma.org.