Made with love for Dorothy

Treasures of patience and perseverance - how Sarah Pucci’s jewelry works echo Postman Cheval’s creation.

By Postman Cheval's Ideal Palace

Twilight (c.1970) by Sarah PucciPostman Cheval's Ideal Palace

Those more persistent than I set themselves to work

The exhibition will explore the intimate, baroque works of Sarah Pucci, in light of the work of Postman Cheval, and will pay tribute to an artist who placed awe and wonder at the heart of their work.

Made with love for Dorothy (c.1990) by Sarah PucciPostman Cheval's Ideal Palace

Dorothy & Alice

In both these artists, you'll find unconditional love for their daughters. This is what lead Postman Cheval to name his home after his daughter : Villa Alicius.  

It is this very house that is home to the gifts that Sarah Puccigave to her daughter, Dorothy Iannone.

Thirty Year Remembrance (c.1990) by Sarah PucciPostman Cheval's Ideal Palace

"I truly believe that if Dorothy wasn't placed on this earth, I would never have had anything of importance in my life."

Made with love for Dorothy (c.1990) by Sarah PucciPostman Cheval's Ideal Palace

At 87 years old, her daughter, Dorothy Iannone, accepted in collaboration with her gallery, Air de Paris, to display her precious treasures in the home of Postman Cheval, that borders the improbable yet majestic Ideal Palace.

It's Dorothy herself who chose the title, Made with love for Dorothy.

Untitled (c.1980) by Sarah PucciPostman Cheval's Ideal Palace

A Mail Story

It was from Massachusetts that Sarah Pucci, Dorothy Iannone's mother, regularly sent these small gifts to her daughter in Europe, between 1970 and 1990. 

Shadow Box (c.1970) by Sarah PucciPostman Cheval's Ideal Palace

Where there's a will, there's a way

Sarah Pucci said: "It was purely work, it was no game." This perseverance in the work can be compared to that of Postman Cheval who worked alone, constructing his Ideal Palace over 33 years. 

Crowning Glory (c.1980) by Sarah PucciPostman Cheval's Ideal Palace

Goldsmith Work

On foam supports, the artist exhibited impressive patience and perseverance in creating near-perfect symmetries, giving lowly objects a touch of luxury, transforming them into small jewels.

My Inspiration (c.1980) by Sarah PucciPostman Cheval's Ideal Palace

"I cook homemade dishes, and also make cakes and biscuits. I decorate my objects, and cut them myself, into whichever forms I like. My friends give me jewelry that they no longer want. That's why I cook—so I can give them cakes in return." 

Made with love for Dorothy (c.1990) by Sarah PucciPostman Cheval's Ideal Palace

It Isn't the Time that Passes, but Rather it is Us

inscribed by Postman Cheval on his belvedere. He added, "Minutes lost cannot be recovered."

Made with love for Dorothy (c.1990) by Sarah PucciPostman Cheval's Ideal Palace

Ferdinand & Sarah

Sarah Pucci and Ferdinand Cheval have proven that perseverance, patience, and dedication are key to creation. Using very little, they both managed to create masterpieces that are still admired today.

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L’exposition de Sarah Pucci a été réalisée en collaboration avec la galerie Air de Paris à Romainville et l’artiste Dorothy Iannone.

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