Leonor Fini in the RV-Art collection

The Argentinian artist Leonor Fini choose not to join an important group of artists in Paris when she arrived in Paris in the 19310s. Nevertheless she became acquainted with Max Ernst, Dali, Picasso, Bataille and many other (rising) stars in the arts.

Later on in the 1970s, she wrote a few novels. Her friends were Jan Cocteau and Giorgio de Chirico at that time.

What I’m trying to say is this. She knew the right people, was well known, in the right place at the right time and had her own surrealistic style. Furthermore she delivered high quality art.

Have you ever read anything about her? I have read a lot about the other artists I mentioned. I never came across her name. Is it because she is a woman that she is erased from art history? Sad, but it probably is.. There is a bright side as well. Suppose you like surrealism. Her art is affordable and hopefully the (art)world will change for the best in due time;-)

In the RV-Art collection I have one lithograph she made in the 70s. It’s an E.A.(epreuve d’artiste) print.

Leonor Fini_Orange Sphinx

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