Giuseppe Penone, Idee di Pietra, sketch, 2004–07
Giuseppe Penone, Idee di Pietra (Ideas of Stone), bronze and stone, 2004/2008/2010. Inaugurated on June 21, 2010, in Kassel's Auepark. Photo: Roman Mensing, 2010
Penone, Idee di Pietra, sketch, 2004–07

Giuseppe Penone was born in 1947 in Garessio, Italy, and lives in Turin and Paris. Recent solo shows were organized by the Musée des Arts Contemporains de la Communauté Française de Belgique au Grand-Hornu (2011), Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (2009), Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Japan (2009), Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna (2008), and the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2008). In 2004 he had a retrospective at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. Penone participated in the 16th Biennale of Sydney (2008), the 52nd Biennale di Venezia (2007), documenta 5 (1972), 7 (1982), and 8 (1987), and was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 1989.

Work: Idee di Pietra, 2004/2010
Bronze and stone

photo © Nanda Lanfranco