SEARCH THE ENTIRE CATALOGUE BY ARTIST NAME, TITLE, GENRE & KEYWORD

LA VOITURE DU PEINTRE. 1977.

£85.00

Firenze: Renzo Spagnoli, 1977

66 x 44cm, b/w offset lithographic artist’s poster displaying Le Gac’s car after a road trip to England (Dartmoor) in front of the restaurant “Aux Tamaris” in Paris . A text below the image reads:

“La voiture du Peintre photographiee devant le restaurant “Aux Tamaris” a Paris le jour ou il etait revenu sur le continent, quitant Postbridge un coin perdu de la lande de Dartmoor ou il s’etait fixe, sur la simple indication que ce restaurant, tenu par de vagues cousins croyait-il, s’appelait Tamaris comme la localite du Midi de la France ou il etait ne

Bien qu’il se trompat du tout au tout il avait ete heureux que ce nom de lieu (la Jerusalem celeste pour lui) se trouvat associe comme autrefois a des senteurs meridionales h’huile chaide et de sardine grilles.”

 

which roughly translates to:

The Painter’s car photographed in front of the restaurant “Aux Tamaris” in Paris the day he returned to the continent, leaving Postbridge, a lost corner of the Dartmoor moor where he had settled, on the simple indication that this restaurant, held by vague cousins, he believed, was called Tamaris after the locality in the South of France where he was born

Although he was totally wrong, he had been happy that this place name (heavenly Jerusalem for him) found itself associated, as in the past, with southern scents of hot oil and grilled sardines.”

A work about homecoming after exile. And decent french food.

Folded and slightly browned with minor tears along fold lines but else VG. A scarce artwork in the form of a poster.

 

1 in stock

Category: Tag: