FROM THE FORMER COLLECTION OF ROBERT WERNICK
"... It remains good, sturdy, practical furniture, but it carries into all those dining rooms and salons a gay phantasmagoria, a white-magic garland of multitudinous Diegos."
Robert Wernick, extract from the article "Sorcerer's apprentice", International Herald Tribune, 10 January 1974
PROVENANT DE L'ANCIENNE COLLECTION DE ROBERT WERNICK
"... Il n'en demeure pas moins un mobilier de bonne facture, robuste et fonctionnel, mais il introduit dans les salons et les salles à manger un élément de charme et de pure fantaisie qui évoque toute la magie des multiples univers de Diego." Robert Wernick, extrait de l'article "L'apprenti sorcier", International Herald Tribune, 10 janvier 1974
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A PATINATED BRONZE COFFEE TABLE WITH ORIGINAL MARBLE TOP BY DIEGO GIACOMETTI, CIRCA 1970
Resident in Paris's 14th arrondissement, the American writer and journalist Robert Wernick was the first to publish, in 1974, an article in the International Herald Tribunecelebrating Diego Giacometti as an independant artist from Alberto.
He was part of a circle of artists ond whiters, including the Giacometti brothers who lived close by, and with whom he was able to swiftly establish a friendship. Alberto was to be the witness of his first marriage, and with Diego he maintained a friendship that was to last 45 years. One day, under no particular pretext other that it pleased him to do so, Diego offered Wernick the present table, for which he had personally selected the marble surface. Wernick retained the table until he in turn was able to give the table to a close friend, a painter. In 2007 Wernick documented his memories of his time with the artists, Souvenirs sur les Giacometti, in which he recalled with tenderness and affection the numerous anecdotes that he was able to share with two of the most influential figures of the 20th Century art scene.