Preface to an exhibition of the two Italian sculptor-designers at the Pogliani Gallery in Rome.
Towards a "philosophy of furniture"? It is not to Satie and his ‘furniture music’, nor to the decorative arts, but to Charles Cros and his poem ‘Le meuble’ [‘The Piece of Furniture’] to which Breton refers in discussing the work of two Italian artists discovered during their recent visit to Paris. Impressed by their work, he agreed to write a preface for the exhibition of Fabio de Sanctis and Ugo Sterpini at the Pogliani Gallery in Rome.
Signed autograph manuscript signed, Paris, 3 December 1964
1/2 page in-4°, handwritten, dated and signed in ink by André Breton, with erasures and corrections, of a text relating to a furniture exhibition by Fabio de Sanctis and Hugo Sterpini entitled ‘Philosophie de l'ameublement’ [‘A Philosophy of Furniture’].
André Breton (Édition publiée sous la direction d'Étienne-Alain Hubert avec la collaboration de Philippe Bernier et Marie-Claire Dumas), « Ugo Sterpini et Fabio De Sanctis », Le Surréalisme et la peinture, Œuvres complètes, tome IV, Écrits sur l'art et autres textes, Bibliothèque de la Pléiade, Paris, Gallimard, 2008, p. 842 , ill. p. 843
1/2 page in-4° - MS - black ink
|Number of pages||1 p.|
|Breton Auction, 2003||Lot 2524|
|Keywords||Exhibitions, Work notes, Sculpture|
|Categories||Andre Breton's Manuscripts|
|Set||[Breton's Manuscripts and Drawings] dossier Le Surréalisme et la peinture, [AB's Manuscripts] Manuscripts 1958-1966|