The Louise Mural
Despite their creativity and uniqueness, all the instruments presented in this book are precisely that: fully functional guitars, even when they step into uncharted artistic territories. This last piece, however, is the only one in this catalog without strings.
Inspired by Louise Nevelson’s art (1899-1988), it was made with old instruments, African masks, and antique furniture. It reminds us of the epiphany that struck a young Picasso during a visit to the Musée d’Ethnographie, in Paris:
“A smell of mold and neglect caught me by the throat. I was so depressed that I would have left immediately, but I forced myself to stay, to examine these objects, these masks created with a sacred, magical purpose.
And then I understood what painting really meant. It’s not an aesthetic process; it’s a form of magic that interposes itself between us and a hostile universe, a means of seizing power by imposing a form on our terrors and desires.
The day I understood that, I found my path.”
This mural marks the end of the first volume of the catalogue raisonné of Lospennato Guitars: A symbolic arrival at the realm of pure art, an anticipation of the journey that lies ahead, awaiting and inviting.