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Artist John Giorno
Title Untitled - You Can't Remember Where You Are... #50/50
Media colour silkscreen on paper
Dated 1974
Size 27.75 x 30.5 in. / 70.5 x 77.5 cm.
Frame Size 31.5 x 36 x 1 in.
Estimate $900 - $1,200

Notes
signed, dated and numbered along bottom; framed with plexiglass

Provenance
from the estate of Todd A. Davis, Victoria, British Columbia; Todd was an artist, curator and gallery director in Canada for over 50 years and worked at several galleries in Vancouver, Victoria and Nova Scotia


Biographical Information
John Giorno ~ [1936-2019] American
Poet and painter John Giorno was the subject of Andy Warhol's 1963 film "Sleep," and created the "Dial-A-Poem" service. He was an intimate of William S. Burroughs, among others in the downtown Manhattan art world from the 1960s onward. As Giorno Poetry Systems he released more than 50 albums of poetry and music, with collaborators such as Laurie Anderson, Gregory Corso, Patti Smith, Karen Finley, Hüsker Dü, Anne Waldman, Richard Hell, Philip Glass, Glenn Branca, and Burroughs; see an obituary at www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/oct/15/john-giorno-artist-new-york-radical; included on the Getty Union List of Artist Names Online by the Getty Research Trust website at www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabularies/ulan/index.html

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John Giorno ~ [1936-2019] American
Poet and painter John Giorno was the subject of Andy Warhol's 1963 film "Sleep," and created the "Dial-A-Poem" service. He was an intimate of William S. Burroughs, among others in the downtown Manhattan art world from the 1960s onward. As Giorno Poetry Systems he released more than 50 albums of poetry and music, with collaborators such as Laurie Anderson, Gregory Corso, Patti Smith, Karen Finley, Hüsker Dü, Anne Waldman, Richard Hell, Philip Glass, Glenn Branca, and Burroughs; see an obituary at www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/oct/15/john-giorno-artist-new-york-radical; included on the Getty Union List of Artist Names Online by the Getty Research Trust website at www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabularies/ulan/index.html

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