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Mercury, after Raphael Sanguine, annotated in pen at the bottom "Horatius Albanuj(?) delineabat...", on two glued sheets (folds in the two upper corners, stains, irregular format) 54 x 42 cm Cabinet DE BAYSER = 01 47 03 49 8701 87 I met Miro SILVERA in Milan at the end of 1969 where I was going to open a Contemporary Art gallery. We were immediately friends. Miro was affable with his friends and cultured. He was a writer and a poet, perhaps romantic. He loved Art Deco and beautiful furniture. I have a moving memory of the evening dedicated to him at the "Pier Lombardo Theater" where the whole of cultured Milan was present. He was also in charge of the program of the cinema of the "Pier Lombardo". Cinema was also one of his passions. His departure is a great emptiness for his family, his two brothers Alessandro and Carlo with whom he was very close and for all his friends. "Culture is a lighthouse in the night" The Talented Mr. Silvera, or as Oscar Wilde wrote "the artistic life is a long & lovely suicide", from his letters Son of exile, Miro Silvera, Syrian from Aleppo, arrived in Milan at the age of three in the explosive and vibrant environment of the emerging fashion of Gucci, Armani, Etro and an Italy in full industrial expansion. He soon turned to Visconti's films and showed an interest in the painters of the "Novecento" movement. In addition to a pronounced taste for romanticism (Mario PRAZ...), he is interested in painters, Russian literature and new fashion designers. A cultured man with a chivalrous spirit, he has a jubilant passion for savoring everything: stays on the island of Martha's Vineyard, meetings with Jack KEROUAC or Pierre Le TAN, my friend whose meeting I organized during an exhibition... I still miss their conversations today. His collection is a prelude. "In poetry, one only lives in the place one leaves, one only creates the work one detaches oneself from, one only obtains duration by destroying time", René CHAR
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