One is straight away struck by the paucity of words availed to expound this chanced-upon poiesis born in the crevasses of cultural hybridity and nourished in the no man's lands of ascetic transmutation...

Fautrier, Seibel, Facchetti, Le Noci, Magliano

We find it interesting (correct us if we're wrong) that Jean Fautrier (1898-1964) did not have a solo post-mortem show until 26 years after his death (Jean Fautrier, Museum Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany, 1990). The reader may recall our brief discussion with art-critic/author/editor Castor SEIBEL who we met at Galerie De Meo, Paris, in March 2008 (Assembling notes around Paul Facchetti). Seibel has written for the Michael Werner Gallery (Jean Fautrier – Nudes, 2001), which holds some importance regarding the exposure of Fautrier's work. Seibel is a penetrating analyst of Laubies as well and closely acquainted with Italian collectors.

A Laubies retrospective needs to be organized gathering works from a range of collections. With respect to Rene's own clear indications, Italian collectors hold the most promise. In his Portraits and Aphorismes (2001), you will notice that he only speaks well of Italians, who, (it ought to be mentioned) collected his work 'for more than four decades.' Here is the passage from René's brief sketch of Guido Le Noci.

He discovered my painting at Facchetti's when I was in the United States. He had opened his gallery on Via Brera [Milan] with the support of Italo Magliano, Count Panza, Visconti etc… These collectors immediately bought several of my paintings and I became a friend of Magliano who supported me for more than forty years. Through me, Le Noci knew Fautrier. 

A découvert ma peinture chez Facchetti quand j'étais aux Etats Unis. Il avait ouvert sa galerie Via Brera avec l'appui de Italo Magliano, du Comte Panza, des Visconti etc... Ces collectionneurs m'ont acheté immédiatement plusieurs tableaux et je suis devenu l'ami de Magliano qui m'a soutenu pendant plus de quarante ans. Par moi, Le Noci a connu Fautrier.
These are just raw notes.

Laubiès, René. 2001. "Aphorismes," in Ritratti e Aforismi / Portraits et Aphorismes. [Bilingual, Italian and French], Morgana Edizioni, Firenze.
Seibel, Castor. 2001. Jean Fautrier – Nudes. Gallery Werner, New York.

See also
Assembling notes around Paul Facchetti
Pound, Laubies, Alvard and Facchetti

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