Autographed letter signed "modigliani" to the art merchant leopold zborowski nice, night from 31 December 1918 to 1. In-8° brown paper, traces of folds, ink pale on some letters, small marginal tears. Very rare Modigliani letter written in a facetious tone on New Year's Eve. I kiss you the way I would.I'm making the bomb with a hitch. I sold all the paintings. We wish you and your dear wife. The best wishes for the new year. Modigliani" survage adds "good year! In Russian then, in French, "live nice live the first night of the first year". This letter is sent from nice, where modigliani lives under the impulse of his patron, leopold zborowski. The latter succeeded in convincing the painter to leave for the coast of Azure in the company of soutine and fousjita, where he found ashendrars, survage and paul guillaume. The artist and her companion, Jeanne Hébuterne, pregnant with their daughter, will stay there for a year. It is on this occasion he starts painting with training. Some of his most beautiful works were made during this stay, of which nude standing, pretty dairy, boy with blue jacket, but also two of the three landscapes we know him, and in a very Cezanni style. A remarkable fact of this southern period for Modigliani: he is for the first time happy, despite his illness - which will take him away a year later - and his financial worries. He has plans, an optimistic consideration of existence, amuses himself, and celebrates the new year with a gold rooster, a Russian cabaret of nice. The facetious modigliani even goes so far as to tease zborowski by telling him to have "sold all the canvases". That's not the case. In the following letter, addressed to the same, the painter will throw him "you are a bundle that does not understand the joke. I didn't sell anything. Survage, later, will specify that champagne was in fact only "big red!
He is close to apollinary, ferat and his cousin the Baroness of ottingen, of which he becomes the lover. Friend of Modigliani, he spent a few days at his side in nice, far from betting and the big bertha that pounded the capital at the end of the war, and so that Modigliani found a climate more conducive to work. Survage is one of the founders of the gold section.
She has often posed for modigliani, but also for vallotton, utrillo, derain, founjita or kisling. 3- modigliani mistakenly wrote "ic" for "hic". It reads a transparent allusion at the beginning of the vita nova, de dante: "here begins the new life".This new year will be the last full year of the painter's life. A late silver print featuring the famous front Modigliani portrait (12.9 x 8.6 cm). This item is in the category "collections\letters, old papers\autographs\others".
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