This reinstallation of the Palermo galleries centers on Times of the Day I–VI (1974–76), a six-part series comprising 24 individual paintings, which the artist began two years after relocating to New York City and taking up painting on aluminum panels. The paintings were executed on square panels divided into three horizontal bands painted with vibrant and saturated colors. The chromatic juxtapositions, organized in a sequence ranging from bright to opaque hues, allude to the shift of light as the day progresses from sunrise to noon and from sunset to dusk. The fore gallery leading into Times of the Day I–VI features Untitled (Totem) (1964–67) and Winkel rot-Weiß (Angle Red-White) (1965), two works from Dia's collection on view for the first time at Dia:Beacon.
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Blinky Palermo. New York: Dia Art Foundation, 1987. Text by Gary Garrels.
Blinky Palermo. New York: Sperone Westwater, 1987. Text by Anne Rorimer.
Blinky Palermo. Leipzig: Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst and Museum der Bildenden Künste, in association with Edition Cantz, Ostfildern, 1993. Texts by Bernhard Bürgi, Johannes Cladders, Erich Franz, Laszlo Glozer, Susanne Küper, Thomas Alfred Lange, Bernhart Schwenk, Dierk Stemmler, Max Wechsler, and Klaus Werner.
Palermo: Werkverzeichnis, 2 vols. Ed. Thordis Moeller. Bonn: Kunstmuseum, in association with Oktagon Verlag, Stuttgart, 1995. Texts by Thordis Moeller, Klaus Schrenk, and Christoph Schreier.
Palermo: To the People of New York City. Basel: öffentliche Kunstsammlung Basel, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, 1995. Texts by Frank O'Hara and Katharina Schmidt.