The Cigarette
© Fondation Gandur pour l’Art, Genève.
Photographer : Maurice Aeschimann
 
The Cigarette by Peter Stämpfli is featured in the catalogue of the collection of the Fondation Gandur pour l’Art, directed by Jean-Paul Ameline and entitled Narrative Figuration (Milan, 5 Continents Editions, 2017), which is in the process of being printed and will be in bookstores late November. This piece, a true celebration of daily life and masterly in its simplicity, reminds us of the interest shown in the 1960s in the everyday by one of the most eminent Swiss artists of this movement. [Read more]
 
Peter STÄMPFLI (Deisswil, Switzerland, 1937)
La Cigarette / The Cigarette
1964
Oil on canvas
Signed, dated, titled and dimensioned “P. Stämpfli 64 / "La Cigarette" (A) / 128 x 136” and countersigned “P. Stämpfli” on the rear of the canvas.
136.2 × 128.5 cm
FGA-BA-STAMP-0001
 
Provenance
Galerie Sonia Zanettacci, Geneva
 
Exhibitions
Exposition Pilote, Paris, Galerie Édouard Smith [no exact dates] 1965
Peter Stämpfli, Zurich, City-Galerie, 5 January – 5 February 1967
Peter Stämpfli, Cologne, Tobiès & Silex gallery [13 January– 2 February] 1967
Peter Stämpfli, Saint-Étienne, Musée d’Art et d’Industrie, 16 November – 26 December 1979
 
Bibliography 
ABADIE, Daniel, Peter Stämpfli, Geneva, Skira, 1991, b/w repr. p. 45
ABADIE, Daniel, L’Œuvre de Peter Stämpfli, Paris, Hazan, 2015, col. repr. 49 and b/w repr. p. 254 (under the title La Cigarette A)
JOUFFROY, Alain, “L’Umour [sic] de Stämpfli”, ArTitudes no. 9-11, April-July 1974, b/w repr. p. 51
LASCAULT, Gilbert, Peter Stämpfli, Neuchâtel, Ides et Calendes, 2003, col. repr. p. 12
Peter Stämpfli, exhibition catalogue, Zurich, City-Galerie, 1967, list and b/w repr. n. pag. no. 21
Peter Stämpfli, exhibition catalogue, Saint-Étienne, Musée d’Art et d’Industrie, 1979, b/w repr. p. 8 and list p. 13 no. 8
Peter Stämpfli, entretien avec Alfred Pacquement, Paris, SMI, 1978, b/w repr. p.8
PLUCHART, François, Pop Art et Cie, Paris, Martin-Malburet, 1971, b/w repr. p. 107