FARFA (Vittorio Osvaldo Tommasini) 1881-1964
Trieste 1879 – 1964 San Remo (Italian)

Title: Futurist Composition, 1963

Technique: Original Hand Signed and Numbered Etching on wove paper

Paper size: 23.5 x 18 cm / 9.2 x 7 in

Plate size: 14.8 x 11 cm / 5.8 x 4.3 in

Additional Information: This work is hand signed in pencil by the artist “FARFA” at the lower right margin.
It is hand numbered in pencil at the lower left margin “3/100”. The work is also signed in the plate “FARFA” at the lower right corner of the image.
The work was published by Galleria Arturo Schwarz in 1963 in a limited edition of 100 hand signed and numbered impressions.
There is a label from the Arturo Schwarz Gallery at the back of the frame.

Provenance: Arturo Schwarz Gallery, Milan, Italy.
Private Italian collection (acquired directly from Arturo Schwarz)

Arturo Umberto Samuele Schwarz (b. 1924, Alexandria, Egypt) son of a German father and an Italian mother, is an Italian scholar, art historian, poet, writer, lecturer, art consultant and curator of international art exhibitions.
He lives in Milan, where he has amassed a large collection of Dada and Surrealist art, including many works by personal friends such as Marcel Duchamp, André Breton, Man Ray, and Jean Arp.

Farfa was the last of the major Futurist artists, who, together with Marinetti, gave his contribution to the important artistic and literary movement

Condition: Very good condition. Not examined outside the frame.