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John Giorno

We’re thrilled to offer four limited edition prints by John Giorno, an artist and poet who has been a pivotal player in American art and culture since the early 1960s. With only 25 of each produced, these signed prints represent a unique opportunity to collect work by a renowned artist.

Born and based in New York City, John Giorno is an innovator who has been defying conventional definitions of poet, performer, political activist, Tibetan Buddhist, and visual artist since he emerged upon the New York art scene during the late 1950s. In the 1960s, he began producing multi-media, multi-sensory events concurrent with Andy Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable. He worked with Rauschenberg’s Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T) in 1966, and with Bob Moog the following two years. His breakthroughs include Dial-A-Poem, which was first presented in 1968 at the Architectural Society of New York, and was included in the MoMA’s Information exhibition in 1970. John’s work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Centre Georges Pompidou and Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris; and Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane; among others. His recent 80th birthday was commemorated with a major exhibition of his work shown at 13 venues throughout New York City.

John was the subject of Andy Warhol's 1963 film Sleep.

Any great poem - any great work - is just a mirror held up to someone else's mind.
John Giorno
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