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Born 1936 in New York, NY, US
Died 2019 in New York, NY, US



1958 Columbia University, New York, NY, US



2023 I Am A Poet 我是一名诗人, Almine Rech, Shanghai, CN

2022 Cherry Blossoms are Razor Blades, Morán Morán, Los Angeles, US

2021 John Giorno, Almine Rech, London, UK
John Giorno, Sperone Westwater, New York, US

2019 John Giorno: DO THE UNDONE, Sperone Westwater, New York, US

2017 Perfect Flowers, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York, US
Space Forgets You, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, CH
Ugo Rondinone: I  ♥John Giorno, a cross-institutional exhibition (Artists space, High Line, Howl, 
The Kitchen, New Museum, Red Bull Studios, Sky Arts, Swiss Institute, White Columns, Hunter College), New York, US 
John Giorno: New Work, Cahiers d’Art, Paris, FR 

2016 Le Case D’Arte, Milan, IT

2015 Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR
God Is Man Made, Almine Rech Gallery, Paris      
Un mois autour de la poésie– John Giorno, Flux Laboratory, Carouge, CH
Space Forgets You, Elizabeth Dee, New York, US
John Giorno, Elizabeth Dee, New York, US

2014 John Giorno, Max Wigram at Independent Projects, New York, US

2013 Everyone Gets Lighter, Max Wigram Gallery, London
Le cri du mur, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR

2012 John Giorno - Paintings, Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, FR
Thanx 4 Nothing, Faux Mouvement Centre d'Art contemporain, Metz, FR
Interventions sur le bâtiment, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR

2011 Star 69: Dial-A-Poem Relics, The Bauer Hotel, Campo San Moise, Venice, IT

2010 Eating the Sky, Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, BE
Black Paintings and Drawings, Nicole Klagsbrun, New York
Diagonales, Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Puteaux, FR
Sonopoetics (de la parole à l’image, de la poésie au son), Institut Supérieur pour l'Étude du Langage Plastique, Brussels, BE

2009 LIFE IS A KILLER, Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, FR
Thanx 4 Nothing: Drawings and Print Poems, Galerie du Jour Agnès b., Paris, FR


2005 Millions of Stars Come into my Heart, Welcome home, Galerie du Jour Agnès b., Paris, FR



2023 Everything Gets Lighter, Museo Jumex, Mexico City, MX
Something Else Press and Intermedia (1963-1974), Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
First Annual Sound Biennial, Sion, CH
Smart to the Core: Poetry is Everything, Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2022 Pas Sommeil: La Fête Dans Tous Ses États, FRAC Bretagne, Rennes, France
Space Forgets You, Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh, UK
Nature Doesn't Know About Us, Sculpture Milwaukee, WI  
Phraseology, The Bass, Miami Beach, FL

2021 From The Archives: White Columns & 112 Greene Street – 1970-2021, White Columns, New York, NY
Petits papiers du 20e siècle, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR
I know where I'm going, Who can I be now?, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, UK
Rites of Spring, LongHouse Reserve, Easthampton, NY
WHAT A DUMP, David Zwirner, New York, NY
OVR: Pioneers, Morán Morán for Art Basel (online)
Doomed and Famous: Selections from the Adrian Dannatt Collection, Miguel Abreu, New York, NY

2020 Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, CH
In Focus: Statements, Copenhagen Contemporary, Copenhagen
Color & Complexity: 30 Years at Durham Press, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA
Andy Warhol, Tate Modern, London, UK curated by Gregor Muir (catalog)
It Never Ends, Kanal Centre Pompidou, Brussels
John Giorno Poetry Day, MAMCO, Geneva

2019 Do The Undone, Sperone Westwater, New York, NY
You Got to Burn to Shine, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome

2017 Voyage d’hiver, curated by The Palais de Tokyo, the Palace of Versailles, Versailles, France
Call and Response: Recent Acquisitions from The Bass Collection, The Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach
OVER THE RAINBOW, Praz-Delavallade Gallery, Los Angeles
The World Is Sound, The Rubin Museum of Art, New York, US

2016 SEEABLE/SAYABLE, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
Ill Seen Ill Said, White Flag Projects, Saint Louis
Looking Back / The 10th White Columns Annual, selected by Matthew Higgs, White Columns, New York

2015 The Exhibition of a Film, by Matthew Copeland, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Artists and Poets, Secession, Vienna

2014 Sed Tantum Dic Verbo (Just Say The Word), Blain Southern, Berlin

2013 Ceremonie, Melina Gloss Gallery, Paris
Futur simple: saison 1, FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon, France
Kilomètres / heure, Musée du Château des ducs de Wurtemberg, Montbéliard, France
39 Great Jones, Eva Presenhuber Gallery, Zurich

2012 Le paysage, l'art et le fleuve, Estuaire Nantes <> Saint-Nazaire, FR
Ecstatic Alphabets / Heaps of Language, MoMA, NY, US
Les Maîtres du désordre, Musée du quai Branly, Paris, FR

2011 15 Minutes: Homage to Andy Warhol, Pollock Krasner House & Study Center, East Hampton, NY, US
It's For You: Conceptual Art and the Telephone, Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT, US
Star 69: Dial-A-Poem Relics, The Bauer Hotel, Campo San Moise, Venice, IT
Project n°3, Napoli, IT

2010 It's All American, Inaugural exhibition, New Jersey Museum of Contemporary Art, NJ, US
Rip It Up and Start Again, Artists Space, New York, NY, US

2009 Modern modern, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY, US

2008 Traces du Sacré, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, FR
Printed in France, Jordan Seydoux Gallery, Berlin, DE
Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art, Barbican Centre, London, UK
Project n°3, Napoli, IT
KAPLAN'S PROJECTIONS: dans un monde de plus en plus sombre / in a darkest and
darkest mood / in un contesto sempre più buio, Kaplan's Project n°3, Napoli, IT

2007 Galerie d’art Contemporain, Hôtel de Ville de Besançon, Besançon, FR
WELCOMING THE FLOWERS, Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, New York, NY, US
Words and Music, Michael Berger Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, US

2006 Renegades: 25 Years of Performance at Exit Art, Exit Art, New York, NY, US

2005 Multiplo – 3, N.O.Gallery - Giannattasio, Milan, IT
Multiplo – 1, N.O.Gallery - Giannattasio, Milan, IT

2004 Multiple Strategies, Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, US
c:neai= ephemeras, Centre National de l’Estampe de l’Art Imprimé, Chatou, FR

2003 Zona People 1974-1985, Non profit art space – Firenze, Musée d´Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva, CH

2002 Lowland Lullaby, SI Swiss Institute, New York, NY, US

1997 Konkrete Poesie: Konzeptuelle Kunst, Städtische Galerie, Rosenheim, DE

1993 Galerie Donguy, Paris, FR

1992 Kunstwerke Gallery, Berlin, DE
Marcel Sitcoske Gallery, New York, NY, US

1988 Whatever Window Is Your Pleasure, George Mulder Fine Art, London, UK

1970 Information, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

1969 Software, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY



In 1968, Giorno created DIAL-A-POEM using a telephone service to communicate poetry
in a modern idiom. More than one million people used the service, which inspired a range
of artistic and commercial applications such as Dial-A-Joke, Dial Sports and Dial-A Horoscope.
The John Giorno Foundation now supports DIAL-A-POEM lines in Mexico and the UK.

2017 Red Bull Arts, New York, NY

2015 Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR

1992 Poemfone, New York, US

1985 Montreal, CA

1983 Berlin and 12 Cities in West Germany, DE

1980 Amberson, PA, US

1976 TELEPOEM, Venice, CA, US
DIAL-A-POEM, Milwaukee, WI, US
Indianapolis, IN, US
Louisville, KY, US

1975 PHONE-A-POEM, Cambridge, MA, US

1973 Albany, NY, US

1972 The Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA, US

1970 The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, US
Amsterdam, NL
Cardiff, Wales, UK
London, UK

1969 The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, US
Operaseji Fers, (Frisian Language), Leeuwarden, NL

1968 The Architectural League of New York, New York, NY, US



1970 Cum

1969 Johnny Guitar

1968 Purple Heart

1967 Chromosome and Raspberry

1965 Subway Poem



2017 Rubin Block Party: Sounds of the Street, The Rubin Museum of Art, New York, NY, US

2015 I Love John Giorno, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR

2015 It’s Not What Happens, It’s How You Handle It: Sunday Sessions at MoMA PS1, New York, NY, US

2015 SPACE FORGETS YOU, Elizabeth Dee, New York, NY, US

2011 Star 69: Dial-A-Poem Relics, The Bauer Hotel, Campo San Moise, Venice, IT

2010 Lorca, please help me!, Garcia Lorca Centre, Granada, ES
Woodland Pattern 30th Anniversary, Milwaukee, WI, US
Readings in Contemporary Poetry at Dia Chelsea, Dia Chelsea, New York, NY, US
This Is Not A Reading Series, Toronto, CA
Oil Kills Poets Spill, Marble Cemetery, New York, NY, US
Gysin's Ghost: Poetry Marathon, New Museum, New York, NY, US
HOWL! Festival, Tompkins Square Park, New York, NY, US

2009 Festival d’Automne, 104, Paris, FR
LIFE IS A KILLER, Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, FR

2008 Manifesto Marathon, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK

2007 The Third Mind: Carte Blanche to Ugo Rondinone, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR

2002 Lowland Lullaby, Ugo Rondinone, Swiss Institute, New York, NY, US

1999 Central Park Summer Stage, New York, NY, US

1997 Raspberry & Pornographic Poem, Loeb Student Center, New York University, New York, NY, US

1994 Fabulous Sex/Compassion, AIDS Treatment Project Benefit, Beacon Theater, New York, NY, US

1987 Where the Road Meets the Rubber, AIDS Treatment Project Benefit, Beacon Theater, New York, NY, US

1978 The Third Eye, The Nova Convention, New York, NY, US

1969 The Release Benefits, St. Mark's Church, New York, NY, US



2021 The American Book Award, Awarded by The Before Columbus Foundation


The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art at Rollins College, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, FL

The Bass Museum, South Beach, FL, US

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, FR

Perez Art Museum, Miami, FL, US

Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris, FR

The Hirshhorn Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., US

Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, QLD

MUDAM, Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, LU

MoMA, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, US


2008 Kosmopolis Festival, Barcelona, ES
Nagano Festival, Neon Hall, Nagano, JA
Yokohama Festival, ZAIM, Yokohama, JA
ENSA, Limoges, FR
Fondation Cartier, Paris, FR
Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR
Mind Opener, Dijon, FR
2007 Mind Opener, Besançon, FR
2006 Festival Living Voice, Marseille, FR
2005 Mind Opener, Dijon, France, Besançon, FR
1994 Fabulous Sex/Compassion, AIDS Treatment Project Benefit, Beacon Theater, New York, NY, US
1987 Where the Road Meets the Rubber, AIDS Treatment Project Benefit, Beacon Theater, New York, NY, US
1981 The Red Night Tour
1971-80 The Nyingmapa Buddhist Benefits
1978 The Nova Convention
1970 The First Annual New Year’s Eve Benefit, St. Mark's Church, New York, NY, US
1969-70 The Release Benefits, St. Mark's Church, New York, NY, US
1968 Central Park Poetry Events, New York, NY, US



2017 I’m Rock Hard, John Giorno Band 2x LP

1998 The Best of William Burroughs, 4 CD box set

1993 Cash Cow, CD

1992 Paul Alberts, Shubert/Mozart CD

1989 Like a Girl, I Want You To Keep Coming, CD, Cassette, GPS 040

1987 Smack My Crack, LP, CD, cassette, GPS 038

1986 A Diamond Hidden In The Mouth Of A Corpse, LP, CD, cassette GPS 035

1984 Better an Old Demon Than a New God, LP, GPS 033
Lenny Kaye Connection, I've Got A Right, LP, GPS 032

1983 You’re a Hook, The 15th Year Anniversary of DIAL-A-POEM LP, GPS 030

1982 One Wold Poetry, LP, GPS 028-29
Life is a Killer, LP, GPS 027
Who You Staring At?, Glenn Braca/John Giorno LP, GPS 025

1981 You’re the Guy I Want to Share My Money With, Laurie Anderson
William S. Burroughs, John Giorno, LP, GPS 020-021; cassettes, GPS 022 023

1980 Sugar, Alcohol, Meat, LP, GPS 018-19

1979 The Nova Convention, LP, GPS 014-015; cassettes, GPS 016-017.

1978 Big Ego, LP, GPS 012-103

1977 John Giorno & Anne Waldman, LP, GPS 010-011

1976 Totally Corrupt, LP, GPS 008-009
William S. Burroughs/ John Giorno, LP, GPS 006-007

1975 Biting Off the Tongue of a Corpse, LP, GPS 005

1974 Disconnected, LP, GPS 003-004

1972 The Dial-A-Poem Poets, LP, GPS 001-002

1967 Raspberry & Pornographic Poem, LP


With the release of each LP, 400 albums were sent to FM and college radio stations across the country where they received heavy air play. Millions of people heard the records.

2021 CBC Radio, "New exhibit revives Dial-a-Poem"

NTS Radio, "John Giorno: Dial-A-Poem"

1981 Satellite Radio Poets

1976-79 The Poetry Experiment, WBAI-FM, a weekly series of programs

1971 WPAX, Radio programs recorded in New York with Abbie Hoffman, and broadcast on
radio Hanoi to American soldiers in South Vietnam

1970 Radio Free Poetry, The Software Show at the Jewish Museum, New York, NY, US



1990 Giorno Video Pak 5, Old Habits Die Hard

1989 Giorno Video Pak 4, Gang of Souls

1987 Giorno Video Pak3, It’s clean, It Just Looks Dirty

1985 Giorno Video Pak 2, Burroughs, The Movie, Directed by Howard Brookner

1984 Giorno Video Pak 1



2008 JG reads by Rirkrit Tiravanija

2007 Nine Poems in Basilicata by Noeltan Films/Antonello Farretta

1995 No Accident by Michel Negroponte
Loving Kindness by Peter Ungerleider

1982 Poetry in Motion directed by Ron Mann

1971 September on Jessore Road, starring Allen Ginsberg, produced and directed by John Giorno

1963 Sleep, Andy Warhol



2019 Great Demon Kings, Farrar, Strauss & Giroux

2008 Subduing Demons in America, Counter Point/Soft Skull Press, New York

2007 Jeder wird leichter, Stadtlichter Presse, Berlin

2006 Everyone Gets Lighter, National Library of Albania, Tirana

2006 La Saggezza Delle Streghe, Stampa Alternativa, Milano

2005 La Sagesse Des Sorcieries, Al Dante, Paris

2005 Everyone Gets Lighter, Le Residencia des Estudiants, Madrid

1998 Per Risplendere Devi Bruciare, City Lights Italia, Florence

1994 Il Faut Bruler Pour Briller, Editions Al Dante, Paris

1994 You Got To Burn To Shine, HIGH RISK Books/Serpent’s Tail Press

1992 Du Musst Brennen Um Zu Strahlen, Stop Over Press, Berlin

1985 Grasping at Emptiness, Kulchur Foundation, New York

1980 Suicide Sutra, Christian Bourgeois Editeur, Paris

1977 Shit, Piss, Blood, Pus, & Brains, The Painted Bride Press, Philadelphia

1973 Cancer in My Left Ball, Something Else Press, Vermont

1971 Cum, Adventures in Poetry, New York

1970 Cunt, Marz Verlag, Darmstadt

1970 Balling Buddha, Kulchur Press, New York

1969 Johnny Guitar, Angel Hair Books, New York

1967 Poems by John Giorno, Mother Press, New York

1964 The American Book of the Dead, New York




Sivanesan, Haema. In collaboration with the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.“In the Present Moment: Buddhism, Contemporary Art and Social Practice.” Figure 1 Publishing. March 2022.

Gómez, Nancy. “Dial A Poem México: el servicio público de poesía de John Giorno en español y lenguas originarias.” SPD Noticias. 4 February 2022.

Soto, Alondra Flores. “Dial-A Poem México, la iniciativa que brinda poesía en lenguas indígenas.” La Jornada Baja California. 11 February 2022.

Fuentes, Fernando Carrasco. “Conoce Dial a Poem; llamas a un número gratuito y escu- chas poemas en varias lenguas.” Quinta Fuerza. 4 February 2022.

Velasco, Herles. “Bueno, ¿eres tú, poesía?”El Universal. 16 February 2022.

“Marca Para Una Sorpresa: Dial-A-Poem, El Servicio De Poesía Por Telefono, Lleha a México.” Animal MX. 4 February 2022.

“Dial-a-Poem México: Marca a este número y escucha poesía mexicana en lenguas indígenas y español.” México Desconocido.

Higgins, Jim "Sculpture Milwaukee 2022 unveils new outdoor artworks for downtown, including one by Vietnam Veterans Memorial designer." Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 22 June 2022.

Giorno, John. "THERE WAS A BAD TREE" in N. Dash. 11 January 2022.

Almine Rech, Newsletter #29. "John Giorno." November 2021 - February 2022 issue.


Giorno, John. "Sex with Andy Warhol: An Excerpt From John Giorno's Memoir Great Demon Kings." Interview Magazine, 22 December 2021.

Cornes, Fay. “Memories of the Welsh Dial-a-Poem service.” The Guardian, 25 October 2021.

Van Eekhoutte, Louis-Philippe. “Armchair Taveler: Looking Back with Barbara Kruger and John Giorno.” Interview Magazine, 18 October 2021.

Webb, Ralf. "He’s a poet and the FBI know it: how John Giorno’s Dial-a-Poem alarmed the Feds." The Guardian, 18 October 2021.

Waite, Thom. “Artist and poet John Giorno’s iconic Dial-A-Poem project arrives in the UK.” Dazed, 14 October 2021.

Harris, Gareth. "London's calling: John Giorno’s seminal project inviting people to 'Dial-a-Poem' goes on show during Frieze." The Art Newspaper, 12 October 2021.

Ghys, Clément. "À New York, au 222 Bowery: Sexe, Drogue et Poésie." Le Monde, M Magazine no. 515, 31 July 2021.

“John Giorno’s ‘Dial-a-Poem’ Hotline Heads to the UK,” ArtReview, 29 July 2021.

Gerlis, Melanie. "John Giorno's Dial-A-Poem comes to the UK." Financial Times, 22 July.

Dorris, Jesse. “Hearing Voices: Jesse Dorris on Kristin Oppenheim’s Night Run: Collected Sound Works 1992-1995.” Artforum, 21 May.

MacAdam, Barbara. “John Giorno.” Brooklyn Rail, 1 May.

Stipe, Michael. Michael Stipe, Damiani Editore: Bologna, April 2021. 

Yau, John. “John Giorno’s Beautifully Disgruntled Poem-Paintings.” Hyperallergic, 24 April.

Westall, Mark. “Morán Morán Present John Giorno and Dash Snow for Art Basel OVR: Pioneers.” FAD Magazine, 23 March.

Harris, Gareth. “Trailblazing artists: some late, all great.” Financial Times, 22 March.

Westall, Mark. “The John Giorno Foundation Announces the First Posthumous Presentations of the Artist’s Work in New York & London.” FAD Magazine, 11 February.

Jung, E. Alex. "100 Boyfriends Is a Taxonomy of Desire." Vulture, 1 February.

"The John Giorno Foundation Announces the First Posthumous Presentations of the Artist's Work in Spring and Fall, 2021." Galleries Now, 15 January.


“Elizabeth Dee Named Director of Newly Established John Giorno Foundation.” Artforum, August 3.

“Great Demon Kings: A Memoir of Poetry, Sex, Art, Death, and Enlightenment.” Publishers Weekly.

“Great Demon Kings: A Memoir of Poetry, Sex, Art, Death, and Enlightenment.” Kirkus Review, March 10.

“John Giorno: an intimate and revolutionary call to poetry.” Fahrenheit, December 4.

“So How Was Your 2020, Thurston Moore?” Rolling Stone, December 3.

“Stream: 7 Pieces for John Giorno curated by Guillaume Sorge,” Wire, September.

“Welcoming the Flowers by Anne-James Chaton.” Passa Porta, November 22.

Basciano, O. “Work of the Week: John Giorno, ‘Great Demon Kings: A Memoir of Poetry, Sex, Art, Death, and Enlightenment.” ArtReview, August 6.

Dafoe, T. “A New Foundation Dedicated to the Late Artist John Giorno Will Transform His Bowery Home Into an Archive and Grant-Giving Hub.” Artnet News, July 20.

Dery, M. “John Giorno: Fighting the Battle of Gay Liberation in a Homophobic World.”

Literary Hub, 14 August.

Davies, Lillian. “Rirkrit Tiravanija.” Artforum, December 6.

Dusigne, M. “Hommage à John Giorno.” Clicanoo, September 24.

Espitia, Edward. “How One Artist’s Legacy Lives On.” Dujour, October 22.

Fallowell, D. “Part Beat, part hippy, part punk: the gay life of John Giorno.” The Spectator, August 8.

Frantz, C. “The Two Sides of the Bowery.” The New Yorker, July 19.

Giorno, J. “’Very Pop!’: An Excerpt from the Memoir of John Giorno, Andy Warhol’s ‘60s Muse and Lover.” Vogue, August 3.

Giorno, J. “In a New Memoir, John Giorno Recalls the Night Andy Warhol Conceived of an Epic Anti-Film While Watching Him Sleep,” Artnet News, September 3.

Giorno, J. “‘Very Pop!’: an Excerpt from the Memoir of John Giorno, Andy Warhol’s ‘60s Muse and Lover.” Vogue, 3 August 2020.

Giorno, J. “Sleeping With Andy Warhol” in “One Great Story.” New York, July 20.

Hainey, M. “Great Demon Kings: A Memoir of Poetry, Sex, Art, Death, and Enlightenment” in “The Shortlist.” The New York Times Book Review, August 9.

Hainey, M. “Three New Memoirs Offer a Glimpse Into the Writer’s Mind. The New York Times, August 7.

Harris, G. “Art, enlightenment, and plenty of sex: life according to John Giorno.” Book Club, August 4.

Hoptman, L. “John Giorno: 1936-2019.” Artforum, February 2020.

Kerr, Theodore. “Ricardo Montez with Theodore Kerr.” Brooklyn Rail, November 1.

Lavrador, J. “John Giorno, La poésie bat le pave.” Libération, September 17 2020.

Marine, B. “Exclusive: Miranda July Spices Up Kajillionaire Press Run with a Zoom Performance.” W Magazine, October 1.

McShane, J. “Warhol exhibit explores roles off gender and sexuality in his life and art.” NBC

Mehalakes Lucks, Elaine. “Color & Complexity: 30 Years at Durham Press.” Exhibition catalogue. Allentown: Allentown Art Museum, 2020

Portwood, J. “RS Recommends: John Giorno’s ‘Great Demon Kings’ Memoir.” Rolling Stone, August 10.

Potter, Terry. “Great Demon Kings: A Memoir of Poetry, Sex, Art, Death, and Enlightenment by John Giorno.” The Letterpress Project, October 13.

Rathe, A. and Cantrell, L. “The Must-Read Books of Summer 2020.” Town & Country, May 22.

Rosen, Miss. “Andy Warhol’s Rarely Seen Drawings of Queer Love, Sex, and Desire.” AnOther, October 23.

Rosen, Miss. “Sensual Scenes of Sexual Self-Discovery in 1980s New York.” AnOther, November 13.

Selvin, C. “With Aim to Celebrate Artist’s Creative and Political Legacy, John Giorno Foundation Names Elizabeth Dee as Director.” ARTnews, July 20.

Smith, J. “Pop Art.” Times Literary Supplement, August 21.

Spivack, E. “John Giorno on his Most Precious Possession.” The New York Times Style Magazine, September 14.

Steeber, M. “Infinite Canvas documentary explores Today at Apple’s augmented reality collaboration.” 9to5Mac, August 19.

Thaddeus-Johns, J. “New York confidential ­– John Giorno’s Memoir, reviewed.” Apollo, August 27.

Vitale, Tom. “Giorno Worked 25 Years On His Memoir. It’s Being Released Posthumously.”, 3 August 2020.



“John Giorno (1936–2019).” Artforum, October 12.

“John Giorno (1936–2019).” ArtReview, October 14.

“John Giorno (1936–2019).” The Allen Ginsberg Project, October 12.

“John Giorno, Who Pushed the Limits of Multimedia Poetry, Dies at 82.” Frieze News Desk, October 14.

Arcade, Penny. “The Life and Death Of A Poet: Penny Arcade on John Giorno.” The Poetry Project Newsletter #259, November and Brooklyn Rail, December.

Basciano, O. “John Giorno – the New York radical who broke art and poetry’s boundaries.” The Guardian, October 15.

Dee, Elizabeth. “John Giorno,” The Art Newspaper, No 318, December.

Goldstein, C. “From New Perspectives at MoMA to the Death of John Giorno: The Best and Worst of the Art World This Week.” Artnet News, October 18.

Kennedy, R. “John Giorno, Who Moved Poetry Beyond the Printed Page, Dies at 82.” The New York Times, October 13.

Pes, Javier. “The Beloved New York Artist, Beat Poet, and Warhol Film Star John Giorno Has Died.” Artnet News, October 14.

Riordan, E. “The Remarkable John Giorno.” University of Iowa Libraries, October 20.

Russeth, A. “John Giorno, Storied Artist Who Expanded Poetry’s Possibilities, Is Dead at 82.” ARTnews, October 12.

Seymour, T. “In memoriam: John Giorno (1936–2019).” Wallpaper*, October 15.


“Noteworthy: John Giorno Now Represented by Sperone Westwater Gallery,” Durham Press, December 1.

Palatucci, M. “John Giorno: We Gave A Party for the Gods.” Office, November 19.

Russeth, A. “John Giorno Joins Sperone Westwater.” ARTnews, November 29.

Stewart, C. “In conversation with John Giorno.” TANK Magazine.


“9 Art Events To Attend In New York City This Week,” ARTnews, June 21.

Anderson, S. “Behind the Exhibit: I ♥ John Giorno Talks About Career Of Collaboration,” Dujour, June 23.

Barone, J. “A Kaleidoscopic John Giorno Retrospective, Sprinkled Around New York,” The New York Times, May 6.

Brumfitt, S. “John Giorno Takes New York,” Amuse, June 20.

Collaboration,” Forbes, June 21.

Dawson, V. “John Giorno,” BOMB, Summer.

Eckardt, S. “Michael Stipe On How the Artist John Giorno (and Kirsten Dunst) Came to Star in R.E.M’s Final Music Videos,” W Magazine, June 22.

Fitzpatrick, J. “Love Poems: John Giorno around New York,” Art in America, June 29.

Freeman, N. A. “Spin Through All 13 Venues of ‘Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno’ in New York,” ARTnews, June 21.

Galbraith, L. “Everything is Joyous – An interview with John Giorno,” Lion’s Roar, July 18.

Gotthardt, A. “Why Everyone Loves Poet, Warhol Muse, and Underground Hero John Giorno,” Artsy, July 20.

Jovanovich, A. “John Giorno,” Artforum, July 25.

Kane, Daniel. “Giorno Poetry Systems” in Do You Have A Band?: Poetry and Punk Rock in New York City, New York: Columbia University Press.

Krasinski, J. “Everybody ♥S John Giorno,” The Village Voice, June 21.

McStay, C. “I ♥︎ John Giorno and So Should You.” The Paris Review, August 29.

Pini, G. “The 10 Must-See Art Shows Opening This Week,” The Paper Magazine, September 14.

Schilling, M.K. “New York is Celebrating John Giorno, One of the Last Great Underground Artists,” Newsweek, June 10.

Spice, A. “Legendary beat poet John Giorno’s I’m Rock Hard is a snapshot of NYC’s hedonistic ’80s underground,” The Vinyl Factory, September 14.

Tazartes, J. “‘I Heart John Giorno’: An Homage of Two Decades,” Women’s Wear Daily, June 23.

Thayer, K. “At Launch Of First Major U.S. Exhibition, John Giorno Talks About Career Of

Thomas, C. “Prolific Gay Artist John Giorno Reflects on His New Retrospective, Andy Warhol & AIDS,” OUT Magazine, July 19.


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