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Perfect Flowers

The Perfect Flowers are a series of luminous paintings by the artist with enriched surfaces that elevate the artist’s writings from the early 2000s. The series explores new content that the artist began working on in his later years, expanding on previously known lines and cadences around the topic of flowers, birth, death and reincarnation. The series was first shown in New York in 2017.

 

John Giorno, CHERRY BLOSSOMS ARE RAZOR BLADES, 2017

John Giorno

CHERRY BLOSSOMS ARE RAZOR BLADES, 2017

Acrylic on canvas

40h x 40w in

John Giorno, LILACS LUXURIOUSLY LICKING THE AIR, 2017

John Giorno

LILACS LUXURIOUSLY LICKING THE AIR, 2017

Acrylic on canvas

40h x 40w in

John Giorno LAVENDER LAUGHING LUSTFUL, 2017 Acrylic on canvas 40h x 40w in

John Giorno

LAVENDER LAUGHING LUSTFUL, 2017

Acrylic on canvas

40h x 40w in

John Giorno ZINNIAS SHOUT POSITIVE PARANOIA, 2017 Acrylic on canvas 40h x 40w in

John Giorno

ZINNIAS SHOUT POSITIVE PARANOIA, 2017

Acrylic on canvas

40h x 40w in

John Giorno HONEYSUCKLE EATING THE SMELL, 2017 Acrylic on canvas 40h x 40w in

John Giorno

HONEYSUCKLE EATING THE SMELL, 2017

Acrylic on canvas

40h x 40w in

John Giorno DAFFODILS BAPTIZED IN BUTTER, 2017 Acrylic on canvas 40h x 40w in

John Giorno

DAFFODILS BAPTIZED IN BUTTER, 2017

Acrylic on canvas

40h x 40w in

John Giorno CLIMATIS CLINGING CELESTIAL DEVOTED, 2017 Acrylic on canvas 40h x 40w in

John Giorno

CLIMATIS CLINGING CELESTIAL DEVOTED, 2017

Acrylic on canvas

40h x 40w in

John Giorno FOXGLOVE CARILLON CRYING PEARLS, 2017 Acrylic on canvas 40h x 40w in

John Giorno

FOXGLOVE CARILLON CRYING PEARLS, 2017

Acrylic on canvas

40h x 40w in

John Giorno CHRYSANTHEMUMS ARE A GARLAND OF SKULLS, 2017 Acrylic on canvas 40h x 40w in

John Giorno

CHRYSANTHEMUMS ARE A GARLAND OF SKULLS, 2017

Acrylic on canvas

40h x 40w in

John Giorno CARNATIONS GLORIOUSLY SELF SERVING, 2017 Acrylic on canvas 40w x 40h in

John Giorno

CARNATIONS GLORIOUSLY SELF SERVING, 2017

Acrylic on canvas

40w x 40h in

John Giorno GARDENIA SWEETEN THE AIR SEDUCINGLY SLY, 2017 Acrylic on canvas 40h x 40w in

John Giorno

GARDENIA SWEETEN THE AIR SEDUCINGLY SLY, 2017

Acrylic on canvas

40h x 40w in

John Giorno POPPIES PACKED WITH DRUG TREATS, 2017 Acrylic on canvas 40h x 40w in

John Giorno

POPPIES PACKED WITH DRUG TREATS, 2017

Acrylic on canvas

40h x 40w in

John Giorno HIT MY NOSE WITH THE STEM OF A ROSE, 2017 Acrylic on canvas 40h x 40w in

John Giorno

HIT MY NOSE WITH THE STEM OF A ROSE, 2017

Acrylic on canvas

40h x 40w in

John Giorno IRIS PURPLE SPEARS UNSHEATH WRESTLING WRATHFUL, 2017 Acrylic on canvas 40h x 40w in

John Giorno

IRIS PURPLE SPEARS UNSHEATH WRESTLING WRATHFUL, 2017

Acrylic on canvas

40h x 40w in

John Giorno PEONIES TOPPLING MILK OF MALICE, 2017 Acrylic on canvas 40h x 40w in

John Giorno

PEONIES TOPPLING MILK OF MALICE, 2017

Acrylic on canvas

40h x 40w in

John Giorno WATERLILLIES SUCKING MUD, 2017 Acrylic on canvas 40h x 40w in

John Giorno

WATERLILLIES SUCKING MUD, 2017

Acrylic on canvas

40h x 40w in

John Giorno ORCHIDS ARE THE TONGUES THAT LIED, 2017 Acrylic on canvas 40h x 40w in

John Giorno

ORCHIDS ARE THE TONGUES THAT LIED, 2017

Acrylic on canvas

40h x 40w in

John Giorno JASMINE BURN, 2017 Acrylic on canvas 40h x 40w in

John Giorno

JASMINE BURN, 2017

Acrylic on canvas

40h x 40w in

John Giorno SNOW DAHLIAS SHARP AS CAT PISS, 2017 Acrylic on canvas 40h x 40w in

John Giorno

SNOW DAHLIAS SHARP AS CAT PISS, 2017

Acrylic on canvas

40h x 40w in

John Giorno, MARIGOLD TIGHT AS A CRAB'S ASS, 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 40h x 40w in

John Giorno

MARIGOLD TIGHT AS A CRAB'S ASS, 2017

Acrylic on canvas

40h x 40w in

John Giorno, CHERRY BLOSSOMS ARE RAZOR BLADES, 2017

John Giorno

CHERRY BLOSSOMS ARE RAZOR BLADES, 2017

Acrylic on canvas

40h x 40w in

John Giorno, LILACS LUXURIOUSLY LICKING THE AIR, 2017

John Giorno

LILACS LUXURIOUSLY LICKING THE AIR, 2017

Acrylic on canvas

40h x 40w in

John Giorno LAVENDER LAUGHING LUSTFUL, 2017 Acrylic on canvas 40h x 40w in

John Giorno

LAVENDER LAUGHING LUSTFUL, 2017

Acrylic on canvas

40h x 40w in

John Giorno ZINNIAS SHOUT POSITIVE PARANOIA, 2017 Acrylic on canvas 40h x 40w in

John Giorno

ZINNIAS SHOUT POSITIVE PARANOIA, 2017

Acrylic on canvas

40h x 40w in

John Giorno HONEYSUCKLE EATING THE SMELL, 2017 Acrylic on canvas 40h x 40w in

John Giorno

HONEYSUCKLE EATING THE SMELL, 2017

Acrylic on canvas

40h x 40w in

John Giorno DAFFODILS BAPTIZED IN BUTTER, 2017 Acrylic on canvas 40h x 40w in

John Giorno

DAFFODILS BAPTIZED IN BUTTER, 2017

Acrylic on canvas

40h x 40w in

John Giorno CLIMATIS CLINGING CELESTIAL DEVOTED, 2017 Acrylic on canvas 40h x 40w in

John Giorno

CLIMATIS CLINGING CELESTIAL DEVOTED, 2017

Acrylic on canvas

40h x 40w in

John Giorno FOXGLOVE CARILLON CRYING PEARLS, 2017 Acrylic on canvas 40h x 40w in

John Giorno

FOXGLOVE CARILLON CRYING PEARLS, 2017

Acrylic on canvas

40h x 40w in

John Giorno CHRYSANTHEMUMS ARE A GARLAND OF SKULLS, 2017 Acrylic on canvas 40h x 40w in

John Giorno

CHRYSANTHEMUMS ARE A GARLAND OF SKULLS, 2017

Acrylic on canvas

40h x 40w in

John Giorno CARNATIONS GLORIOUSLY SELF SERVING, 2017 Acrylic on canvas 40w x 40h in

John Giorno

CARNATIONS GLORIOUSLY SELF SERVING, 2017

Acrylic on canvas

40w x 40h in

John Giorno GARDENIA SWEETEN THE AIR SEDUCINGLY SLY, 2017 Acrylic on canvas 40h x 40w in

John Giorno

GARDENIA SWEETEN THE AIR SEDUCINGLY SLY, 2017

Acrylic on canvas

40h x 40w in

John Giorno POPPIES PACKED WITH DRUG TREATS, 2017 Acrylic on canvas 40h x 40w in

John Giorno

POPPIES PACKED WITH DRUG TREATS, 2017

Acrylic on canvas

40h x 40w in

John Giorno HIT MY NOSE WITH THE STEM OF A ROSE, 2017 Acrylic on canvas 40h x 40w in

John Giorno

HIT MY NOSE WITH THE STEM OF A ROSE, 2017

Acrylic on canvas

40h x 40w in

John Giorno IRIS PURPLE SPEARS UNSHEATH WRESTLING WRATHFUL, 2017 Acrylic on canvas 40h x 40w in

John Giorno

IRIS PURPLE SPEARS UNSHEATH WRESTLING WRATHFUL, 2017

Acrylic on canvas

40h x 40w in

John Giorno PEONIES TOPPLING MILK OF MALICE, 2017 Acrylic on canvas 40h x 40w in

John Giorno

PEONIES TOPPLING MILK OF MALICE, 2017

Acrylic on canvas

40h x 40w in

John Giorno WATERLILLIES SUCKING MUD, 2017 Acrylic on canvas 40h x 40w in

John Giorno

WATERLILLIES SUCKING MUD, 2017

Acrylic on canvas

40h x 40w in

John Giorno ORCHIDS ARE THE TONGUES THAT LIED, 2017 Acrylic on canvas 40h x 40w in

John Giorno

ORCHIDS ARE THE TONGUES THAT LIED, 2017

Acrylic on canvas

40h x 40w in

John Giorno JASMINE BURN, 2017 Acrylic on canvas 40h x 40w in

John Giorno

JASMINE BURN, 2017

Acrylic on canvas

40h x 40w in

John Giorno SNOW DAHLIAS SHARP AS CAT PISS, 2017 Acrylic on canvas 40h x 40w in

John Giorno

SNOW DAHLIAS SHARP AS CAT PISS, 2017

Acrylic on canvas

40h x 40w in

John Giorno, MARIGOLD TIGHT AS A CRAB'S ASS, 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 40h x 40w in

John Giorno

MARIGOLD TIGHT AS A CRAB'S ASS, 2017

Acrylic on canvas

40h x 40w in

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