27.04.19 AT 6PM
Special edition on the occasion of the launch
Embossing on blotting paper, 21x21cm
Edition of 30 ex, numbered and signed
Ezio Gribaudo (b. 1929) is an artist and art publisher who lives and works in Turin.
By assimilating into his artistic trajectory the job of art publisher, in which capacity he worked with some of the major figures in modern and contemporary art, Gribaudo developed a series of impactful publishing ideas that influenced his artistic output, part of which was forged in dialogue with different printing machines and mechanisms.
He created books for Edizioni d’Arte Fratelli Pozzo, Fabbri Editori, Garzanti, Einaudi, UTET and many others. More than thirty monographs on artists were published under his direction in the series Le Grande Monografie, which he conceived and edited for Fabbri Editori (1966-1990), and which included monographs on such major artists as Karel Appel, Francis Bacon, Alberto Burri, Giorgio de Chirico, Marcel Duchamp, Hans Hartung, Wifredo Lam, Man Ray, Joan Miró, Henry Moore, Antoni Tàpies and many others.
Like an illustrated glossary of key terms, Gribaudo developed his work through the articulation of a number of basic themes, starting with his Flano (Flong) and Logogrifo (Logogriph) works.
This publication, made in conjunction with the eponymous exhibition at Etablissement d’en Face, in Brussels, unfolds as a sampling object: it features a selection of works sourced in Gribaudo’s bookmaking and the knowhow it requires; the latter not only defined the modular aesthetic and graphic process specific to his oeuvre, but also fostered an autonomous and independent creative freedom that was auspicious for experimentation.
Edited by Lilou Vidal and Margot Vanheusden
Design by Boy Vereecken and Antoine Begon
Text by Lilou Vidal
Published in collaboration with Etablissement d’en face, Brussels & NERO, Rome