Newsletter no. 7

Monday 24th July 2023

Modigliani, lettre signée, 1916

Each week discover the exhibitors of FAB PARIS 2023

This week, discover an autograph letter by Amedeo Modigliani presented by Galerie Autographes des Siècles, a chair by Maria Pergay chosen by Galerie Demisch Danant and a work by Pascal Convert proposed by Galerie RX.

Autographes des Siècles

Autographes des Siècles gallery is specialized, for many years, in the appraisal and sale of autograph letters, manuscripts and works of art relating to the great personalities of the past centuries. You will discover in our gallery the works and signatures of those who made the glory of Arts, Literature, History and Science, throughout the world.

Julien Paganetti, founder of the gallery, is an expert approved by the C.N.E (National Company of Experts) and the F.N.E.P.S.A (National Federation of Professional Experts Specialized in the Arts).

Autographes des Siècles is also a member of S.L.A.M (Syndicat de la Librairie Ancienne et Moderne) and I.L.A.B (International League of Antiquarian booksellers)

Modigliani, Autograph letter signed to the astrologer Conrad Moricand, 1916

Amedeo Modigliani
Autograph letter signed to the astrologer Conrad Moricand.

One-page 8vo, in French.  (Paris). November 8, 1916.
Extraordinary and moving letter from Modigliani, of a graceful and melancholic poetry, writing to write, devising under the Moon.
Nov. 8, 1916. On the 9th the full moon.

“Cherissime Astrologer I am writing to tell you nothing.
I continue I will continue.
I write to write. Farewell. Modigliani.”

On the back of the letter, an annotation in Moricand’s hand indicates the route to get to rue de l’Odéon, to Adrienne Monnier’s bookstore, Modigliani’s regular refuge.

Demisch Danant

Demisch Danant was founded in 2005 by Suzanne Demisch and Stephane Danant. The gallery specializes in twentieth century French design with an emphasis on the late 1950’s through the 1970’s and represent the work of Maria Pergay, Pierre Paulin, Joseph-André Motte , Pierre Guariche, Michel Boyer , Philippon & Lecoq, René Jean Caillette, Jacques Dumond , Roger Fatus et Étienne Fermigier. Curated exhibitions on historical works are presented within the environments that reference architecture and interior design of that era.

The gallery represents also in the US the work of contemporary designers like Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance and Jos Devriendt, also features exhibitions concerning the intersection of architecture,design and art, including the work of Sheila Hicks, Eugène Leroy, Alain Jacquet and César. Demisch Danant is dedicated to research and scholarship on French design and has published and authored monographs including Antoine Philippon and Jacqueline Lecoq (2011) and Maria Pergay: Complete Works 1957-2010 (2012). Current projects include a comprehensive monograph on seminal designer André-Joseph Motte.

Maria Pergay - Ring Chair, 1968

Maria Pergay
Ring Chair

33.46 H x 23.62 x 29.13 inches / 85 H x 60 x 74 cm

The idea of the Ring Chair was conceived by Pergay while peeling an orange.
The chair is one of her most iconic works.

Galerie RX

SLAG&RX / RX&SLAG is a dual-named gallery founded by Irina Protopopescu, Eric Dereumaux and Eric Rodrigue based in New York and Paris.

The unification of the New York-based Slag Gallery with the Paris-based Galerie RX creates a program of increased scope and capacity and provides gallery artists with exceptional exhibition spaces and expanded audience reach internationally.

The gallery actively cultivates and empowers artists to successfully navigate through every stage of their career, fostering meaningful discourse between generations of talent ranging from established artists to international mid-career artists, to the potential of emerging talents. Notably, the gallery boasts of a team with exceptional curatorial expertise, providing support in the organization of exhibitions for its artists in museums or international events. The outstanding caliber of its artists is reflected in their participation in renowned international exhibitions such as the Venice Biennale, Documenta, the Istanbul Biennale, the Prague Biennial just to name a few. As testament to the gallery’s global influence, its partners have been participating in art fairs in Paris, New York, Basel, Miami, Berlin, Brussels, Abu Dhabi, Cologne, and Seoul.

Pascal Convert, Livres cristallisées

Pascal Convert
Livres cristallisés
©Photo : Laurent de Broca


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