Felt Pen on paper
Signed, dated and dedicated
14.57 x 10.63 in ( 37,4 x 27,3 cm )ZoomInquiry - Composition, Janvier 1965
Eddy Novarro, gift of the artist
Private Collection, Germany
Pablo Picasso Museum, Munster, Germany, 2011
Staatliches Museum Schwerin, Germany, 2015
This drawing shows the artist's orientation towards total geometric abstraction. In this work on paper, the forms are pure and simple, reduced to their geometric components: they are straight or curved lines. The colors are solid and contrast with each other. For Magnelli "Abstraction is the maximum simplification of objects and forms".
This drawing was given to Eddy Novarro, a famous photographer known for these portraits of artists, and to his wife Nana, who was both his assistant and his accomplice. He attended the greats of this world and also the princely courts, but he knew how to prefer the world of contemporary arts to them. Dozens and dozens of faces, but above all a horizon of looks. Yes, Novarro is the master of the look. »(Pierre Restany).