24 June 2004
Giacomo Balla (1871-1958)
Composizione futurista (Salutissimi)
signed 'GBalla Futurista' (on the reverse); adressed to 'F.T. Marinetti Corso Venezia 61 Milano' (on the reverse); inscribed 'Carissimo ricevuto giornali Parigi sempre avantissimiiii [sic] futurissimissimi' (on the reverse)
watercolour and coloured crayon on card (recto); pen and red ink on card (verso)
3 7/8 x 5 7/8 in. (10 x 14.6 cm.)
Executed on 10 May 1921 on the reverse of a postcard to Filippo Tommaso Marinetti
Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Milan.
Acquired by the present owner in 2002.
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