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Jackie Ferrara (b. 1929)
signed, titled and dated 'M164 FERRARA 6-76' (on the underside)
7.5 x 30 x 23.5 cm.
Executed in 1976 (2)
Max Protetch Gallery, New York.
Acquired from the above by Piet and Ida Sanders in 1978.
Schiedam, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Collectie Piet en Ida Sanders. Leven met kunst, 30 June-21 October 2012.

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Lot Essay

To be sold with a graphite on paper by Jackie Ferrara, 42 x 54.5 cm., depicting different angles of the present work.

'When I first met Piet I was nervous. He was a renowned scholar and lawyer of arbitration and the owner of a significant collection of art. I knew about him. He had bought work of mine many years before but I had never met him. It was for lunch with his daughter at a restaurant in my neighborhood. There were going to be a few of us and I didn't know how formal it would be which, of course meant I wasn't sure what to wear.
I needn't have worried. What a delight he was, charming, knowledgeable, easy going and, best of all, a great sense of humor. He was probably in his mid or late eighties. When we left the restaurant, we all turned to head west except for Piet who went dashing off in the opposite direction like a kid. Will he be okay I wondered. He'll be fine assured his daughter.
Every year after that until he couldn't anymore, he would come to New York for his birthday. And I would have the pleasure of seeing him at the party Frederieke gave for him. He was always that same delightful, special man.'

Jackie Ferrara
13 January 2013

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