Le disque à feu tournant. 1961. Object. Matches on perforated aluminum panel, revolving on wooden plate. Verso of wooden plate monogrammed, dated and inscribed. Ca. 30.5 x 30.5 x 7 cm (12 x 12 x 2.7 in). In the original canvas-laminated cardboard box, lid with typographically inscribed labe: "feu triomphant par aubertin et h. chopin, sept. 67". [CB]. Attached, among others: 2 editions of the accompanying booklet designed by Henri Chopin (1922-2008), each signed by Chopin, one additionally signed by Aubertin. As well as 1 draft of the accompanying booklet. 2 construction sketches "le disque à feu" (of which one framed). 1 exhibition poster of Galerie Thelen, Essen, 1967, with hand-written dedication (framed). 1 original "dactylopoème" titled "poème pour bègue" by Henri Chopin, signed and dated 1966. Hand-written poem by Henri Chopin, belonging to "le disque à feu" and with dedication (1967). With several pages of correspondence between Aubertin and Chopin.
EXHIBITION: Bernard Aubertin, Galerie M. E. Thelen, Essen, 18 November - late December 1967. Turn Me On: European and Latin American Kinetic Art 1948-1979, Christie's Mayfair, London, 24 February - 7 April 2014, pp. 30f, 130, 164. Atmosfera Zero - Great Expectations #2, Cortesi Gallery, London, 15 May - 18 July 2015, illu. in ex. cat. p. 18.