Reproductions from Historic Capri House

Gagosian
POV
Casa Malaparte is an exhibition of reproductions of original furniture from the storied 1938 Capri house of the same name. Built by the provocative early 20th Century Italian literary figure Curzio Malaparte. The table, bench and console are each made from a solid slab of walnut, and represent paradigms of the Italian style of the time.
Casa Malaparte is an exhibition of reproductions of original furniture from the storied 1938 Capri house of the same name. Built by the provocative early 20th Century Italian literary figure Curzio Malaparte. The table, bench and console are each made from a solid slab of walnut, and represent paradigms of the Italian style of the time.
DETAILS
Upper East Side, NYC Sept 14 - Oct 22, 2022 Hours Mon - Fri 10AM - 6PM
ABOUT
Constructed on an isolated promontory on the rugged eastern coast of Capri, Italy, Casa Malaparte is a unique exemplar of twentieth-century Italian architecture. The visionary residence was designed in 1938 by Curzio Malaparte (the pseudonym of Kurt Erich Suckert), a provocative writer, editor, and intellectual active in the Italian literary and artistic avant-garde who was notorious for his oscillations between the ideological extremes of the era. Malaparte completed the home in 1941, realizing a strikingly spare design incorporating a trapezoidal exterior staircase that leads to a broad terrace overlooking the luscious green of maritime pine trees, the buff tones of limestone cliffs, and the aqueous blues of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Combining an austere modernism with interpretations of classical elements, Casa Malaparte exhibits a decidedly personal and poetic sensibility, leading its creator to declare the structure to be casa come me—a “house like me.” - Gagosian
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