A New Permanent Public Artwork by Giuseppe Penone in Rome

Words by Carla Ingrasciotta
May 26, 2017

Foglie di Pietra” is the new permanent installation by Giuseppe Penone which has been unveiled on March 23rd in Largo Goldoni, just in front of the Fendi maison, the luxury fashion brand who commissioned the artwork.

The artwork consists of two large-scale bronze trees whose leafless branches bear a hunk of marble weighing more than 22,000 pounds, the surface of which is partially carved to reveal the corinthian capital of a column and the imprint of twisting tree roots.

The artist is also exhibiting in the spaces of Colosseo Quadrato, EUR. Curated by Massimiliano Gioni, the exhibition “Matrice” showcases a selection of historical and other works specially made for the exhibition. At the same time, Gagosian Roma just presented an exhibition titled “Equivalence”, hosted from January 27 to April 15, 2017.

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