Two illus. Green coated paper with three folds. [Paris: A L’Etoile Scellée, 1954].
A very rare exhibition announcement from A L’Etoile Scellée, the art gallery directed by André Breton. Located on rue du Pré aux Clercs in the 7th arrondissement, the gallery served as an influential center of Surrealism from 1952 to 1956. Thanks to financing by the gallerist Sophie Babet, Breton was able to launch a bold program, inviting young abstract and Surrealist artists.
This invitation, with a checklist of the 24 works exhibited, advertises Falzoni’s (1925-98) solo show. It also features a text by Robert Benayoun, “L’Oasis,” and additional quotes from Breton and Charles Estienne on Falzoni’s work.
An excellent copy.
❧ See Stephen J. Bury’s article on the Frick Art Research Library website, “The Surrealists and A L’Etoile scellée” (accessed 17 February 2021).
Item ID: 7580