"This season I have met with my friend François and together we have decided to start a joint collaboration. That is where this handkerchiefs collection comes from."
IN COMPAGNIA DELL’UOMO UCCELLO
“The man with glasses, the horse with wheels, the drinker, the ravioli eater, the fire, the kiss, the delivered letter, the book, the scissors and many more are missing...I instantly fell in love with these message-bearing handkerchiefs. To be kept in your pocket, folded in on themselves. The opposite of a statement on a T-shirt. I suggested making a series of them to Massimo, subject to certain conditions: they had to be made straight away, without mediation, changes or rethinking. And that is what he did. Lots of bizarre little pen-and-ink drawings fell out of one of my old sketchbooks. They seem to tell a story, but that might not really be the case.
I chose six of them. The others stayed inside, although I fear they were a bit disappointed.”
Francois Berthoud, Zürich, June 3rd 2019