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Casa Malaparte

Furniture

June 15–September 19, 2020
Davies Street, London

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Installation view Artwork © Malaparte Design. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view

Artwork © Malaparte Design. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view Artwork © Malaparte Design. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view

Artwork © Malaparte Design. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view Artwork © Malaparte Design. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view

Artwork © Malaparte Design. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view Artwork © Malaparte Design. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view

Artwork © Malaparte Design. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view Artwork © Malaparte Design. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view

Artwork © Malaparte Design. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view Artwork © Malaparte Design. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view

Artwork © Malaparte Design. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view

Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view

Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view

Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Works Exhibited

Original walnut and tuff console conceived in 1941 by Curzio Malaparte in situ at Casa Malaparte, Capri © Malaparte. Photo: Dariusz Jasak

Original walnut and tuff console conceived in 1941 by Curzio Malaparte in situ at Casa Malaparte, Capri

© Malaparte. Photo: Dariusz Jasak

Original walnut and Carrara marble bench conceived in 1941 by Curzio Malaparte in situ at Casa Malaparte, Capri © Malaparte. Photo: Dariusz Jasak

Original walnut and Carrara marble bench conceived in 1941 by Curzio Malaparte in situ at Casa Malaparte, Capri

© Malaparte. Photo: Dariusz Jasak

Original walnut and pine table conceived in 1941 by Curzio Malaparte in situ at Casa Malaparte, Capri © Malaparte. Photo: Dariusz Jasak

Original walnut and pine table conceived in 1941 by Curzio Malaparte in situ at Casa Malaparte, Capri

© Malaparte. Photo: Dariusz Jasak

About

Gagosian is pleased to present new editions of furniture pieces from the legendary Casa Malaparte in Capri, Italy.

In 1937, renowned author Curzio Malaparte—born as Kurt Erich Suckert in 1898—purchased a plot of land overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea. There, he supervised the construction of Casa Malaparte, his residence and architectural brainchild, to which he referred affectionately as “casa come me” (house like me). Designed in its entirety by Malaparte, from floor plan to furniture, the house blends classical and modernist influences, united under one roof with inimitable poetic drama.

From the curving white windbreak that arcs across its roof terrace to its deliberately secluded location atop a jutting promontory, Casa Malaparte embodies its maker’s renegade streak. Notorious for vacillating between religious and political ideological extremes, Malaparte was an active participant in the avant-garde artistic and literary circles of his time. After his death in 1957, the house lives on as an architectural masterwork and an inspirational platform for contemporary artists and designers.

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Davies Street, London

17–19 Davies Street
London W1K 3DE

+44 20 7493 3020
london@gagosian.com

Hours: Monday–Friday 11–5

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Artist

Curzio Malaparte

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