The title of the present object refers to Satie’s musical composition Trois morceaux en forme de poire, first performed in 1912. Presented within a box, a monumental pear – here a reproduction in wax – dominates a landscape beneath a vast cloud hanging in the sky. Created in 1969, its pendant from the same year is the celebrated Pêchage, where three oversized peaches are presented in a similar landscape setting within a box.
This lot is sold with 2 works by Man Ray framed together:
- a drawing on graph paper, signed with the initials MR, titled La poire d’Erik Satie and dated Hammamet 1972 (the artist spent a holiday in Tunisia that year) (15 x 10 cm; 5 7/8 x 4 in.);
- an autograph letter with colour photograph, dated 26-3-73 and relating to the numbered edition of 1973: Cher Luciano, C’est comme ca que la poire a changé son decor, T’embrasse, Man (16.5 x 12 cm; 6 ½ x 4 ¾ in.).
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