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Pablo Volta (1926 - 2011)

Lot 170: (WALDBERG Isabelle 1911-1990) - Pablo VOLTA (1926-2011)

Hotel des ventes de Lausanne

June 23, 2022
Lausanne, Switzerland

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"Isabelle Waldberg". Single silver print in the dimensions 22 x 22 cm (sheet 30,5 x 24 cm), on the reverse side the stamp "Photograph by Pablo Volta", the number of the photo in the Pablo Volta archive, the title, the number of prints 1 / 1 in these dimensions: 22 x 22 cm, signed by Matteo C. Volta, Pablo Volta's only son and successor.

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" Isabelle Waldberg". Tirage argentique unique dans les dimensions 22 x 22 cm (feuille 30,5 x 24 cm), au verso le tampon " Photographie de Pablo Volta ", le numéro de la photo dans les archives Pablo Volta, le titre, le nombre de tirage 1 / 1 dans ces dimensions : 22 x 22 cm, signée par Matteo C. Volta fils unique et ayant droit de Pablo Volta.

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200 - 300 € - CHF 200 - 300

Pablo photographed and Ornella interviewed cultural celebrities between 1950 and 1965. Pablo Volta's archive of paper photographs and 50,000 black and white negatives was returned this year by the Centre Pompidou to his only child Matteo C. Volta, after having collected and kept them by mistake.
Some photos have Pablo Volta's stamp and signature on the back, and all have the stamp "Photography by Pablo Volta" with "the reference of the work in Pablo Volta's archive, the number of 1/1 prints in these dimensions and the handwritten signature of Matteo C. Volta".
Sandro Volta (1900-1986) was a writer, journalist and art collector, whose collection was sold by Maître Rheims at Drouot in 1957. He signed the preface to the "Manifesto of Dadaism" by Tristan Tzara, his best friend. He brought his son Pablo (1926-2011), a photographer at Cinecittà, and his wife Ornella (1927-2021) to Paris to photograph his artist and writer friends. Ornella was a journalist, then assistant to Federico Fellini and Luigi Comencini, and author of books on fantasy (4), Erik Satie (8) and André Breton. In 1981, she created the Erik Satie Foundation and was the regent of the Collège de Pataphysique.

Pablo a photographié et Ornella a interviewé des célébrités culturelles entre 1950 et 1965. Les archives de Pablo Volta, avec ses photographies sur papier et ses 50 000 négatifs en noir et blanc, ont été restituées cette année par le Centre Pompidou à son enfant unique Matteo C. Volta, après les avoir collectés et conservés par erreur.
Des photos ont au dos le tampon et la signature de Pablo Volta, et toutes ont le cachet "Photographie de Pablo Volta" avec "la référence de l'œuvre dans les archives de Pablo Volta, le nombre de tirages 1/1 dans ces dimensions et la signature manuscrite de Matteo C. Volta".
Sandro Volta (1900-1986) était un écrivain, journaliste et collectionneur d'art, dont la collection a été vendue par Maître Rheims à Drouot en 1957. Il a signé la préface du "Manifeste du dadaïsme" de Tristan Tzara, son meilleur ami. Il fera venir à Paris son fils Pablo (1926-2011), photographe à Cinecittà, et sa femme Ornella (1927-2021) pour photographier ses amis artistes et écrivains. Ornella a été journaliste, puis assistante de Federico Fellini et Luigi Comencini, et auteur de livres sur le fantastique (4), Erik Satie (8) et André Breton. En 1981, elle a créé la Fondation Erik Satie et a été la régente du Collège de Pataphysique.

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(WALDBERG Isabelle 1911-1990) - Pablo VOLTA (1926-2011)

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