'I have a collection of
Bohemian glass. Glasses and glassware of Nineteenth century, the Biedermeier.
But I collect everything, even bread, flowers, fruits, vegetables. I am
observing the ageing of an aubergine. I have had this aubergine for over ten
years. Sometimes I look at it, seeing how it changes over time. It becomes
another thing. An object. And then I draw it. These things are also found in my
drawings, in my paintings, I never stop drawing and painting'.
Piero Fornasetti, winter 1987