The improbable story of the daughter of a Tunisian tiler, in search of a work of art by a Brazilian artist, in the 8th arrondissement of Paris.

Doves of the famous Candido Portinari on a wall in one of our business centers

This is the story of Wahiba, a young woman who, after the funeral of her father Ahmed Daoussi, desperately searches on a Parisian wall for a fresco he had shown her as a child, and on which he had proudly given birth to doves, tile after tile.

Knowing that it was located somewhere in Avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie, Wahiba walked the avenue until he found himself face to face in front of this sublime earthenware of white and blue doves at number 39!

Entitled "Pombas", the Portuguese word for "Doves", this little-known work of art comes from Candido Portinari, one of the most important Brazilian artists in the current of neo-realism and author of nearly 5000 works, which range from small sketches to vast murals.

Well sheltered from bad weather, protected by the walls of 39, "Pombas" remains in perfect condition and seals the meeting of a Tunisian craftsman freshly trained in laying tiles and a famous Brazilian artist.

We are happy to host these doves in one of our Paris Office Project business centers.


To read, the summary of the history of the fresco by Wahiba DAOUSSI, Source: http://www.theartnewspaper.com


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