Neruda, Pablo

SKU: 8002696

Sale priceSFr.1.800,00


Typed letter signed, one page, 8 x 10,5 inch, Paris, 7.04.1971, `Embajada de Chile` stationery, in French, to Jean Leimarie (1919-2006, French art historian and director of the Musée national d'Art moderne from 1968 to 1973) - concerning the picture production in Chile and an exhibition of a contemporary Chilean painter, signed in green felt tip "Neruda", attractively mounted (removable) for fine display with a photograph, shows Pablo Neruda in a chest-up portrait (altogether 16,5 x 11,75 inch), with very mild signs of wear - in nearly very fine condition.

In parts:

"[...] Comme vous le savez, la production picturale au Chili a été très féconde dans les dernières années et, de ce fait, le nouveau Gouvernement attache un intérêt tout spécial de faire connaître, notamment en France, cet important développement.

C`est ainsi qu`il y aurait la possibilité de réaliser une exposition de peintre chilienne contemporaine, au début de l`autumne prochaine, si le Musée d`Art Moderne pouvait offrir une de ses salles et, dans cet esprit, je serais enchanté d`avoir une conversation avec vous afin de savoir si ce projet est susceptible d`être concrétisé. [...]"


"[...] As you know, the pictorial production in Chile has been very fruitful in the last years and, therefore, the new Government attaches a very special interest to make known, in particular in France, this important development.

This is how there would be the possibility of realizing an exhibition of a contemporary Chilean painter, at the beginning of the next autumn, if the Museum of Modern Art could offer one of its rooms and, with this in mind, I would be delighted to have a conversation with you to find out if this project is likely to come to fruition. [...]"

Further Information on the person

(1904-1973) Chilean poet, diplomat and politician - in 1971 Neruda won the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Year of Birth: 1904

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