Italian Futurist Postcards. Guglielmo Sansoni, Tato, 1896–1974 Italian.
Italian Futurist Postcards
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Italian Futurist Postcards

c1925. Group of three colour lithographs, postcard format, mounted together, each signed in image lower left or right, letterpress text in mostly Italian including title in right border and verso, 9 x 13.9cm (each postcard). Slight soiling, minor wear to edges.

All three postcards include “Movimento Futurista Italiano. Pittore Tato Futurista. Casa Editrice Ballerini & Fratini – Firenze (31) [Futurist Italian Movement. Tato, Futurist Painter. Ballerini & Fratini Publishing House, Florence].”

(1) La Festa Dei Gagliardetti, Fantasia Futurfascista [Festival of Flags, Future Fascist Fantasy];

(2) La Marcia Su Roma, Proprietà di S.E. Benito Mussolini [March on Rome, Mussolini’s Residence];

(3) Pavillon Doré,Terza Biennale Romana, 1925 [Golden Pavilion, Third Roman Bienniale].

Born in Bologna, Guglielmo Sansoni, known as Tato, was an Italian Futurist artist and a leading proponent of Aeropittura (Aeropainting), an art movement focusing on machinery, technology and speed. Self-taught, Tato was a painter, photographer, set designer and director, becoming a Futurist in 1918. While serving in WWI, he became friends with fellow artists Umberto Boccioni and Mario Sironi. In 1920 he organised a fake funeral to “die” as Guglielmo Sansoni and be reborn as Tato.

He met and became friends artist Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (1876–1944) in Bologna in 1922 and joined the Bolognese Futurist Group. With Marinetti, Tato organised a travelling Futurist exhibition in Italy, which included Parma, Turin and Salsomaggiore Terme. After moving to Rome in 1924, together with other Futurists, he published the “Manifesto of Aeropainting” in the Gazzetta del PopoloI in 1929. Ref Wiki.

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Item #CL203-35

Price (AUD): $12,000.00  other currencies

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