History. Casa Balla, Rome. Cleto Polcina, Rome. M. Carpi Collection, Rome.
Exhibitions. Giacomo Balla, edited by E. Crispolti and M.L. Drudi Gambillo, Civic Gallery of Modern Art, Turin from 4 April 1963, n. 284. Dance. 40 works from 1912 to 1943, curated by E. Crispolti, Donatella Russo Gallery, Rome November 1987, p. 36, reproduced. Futurism and fashion, edited by E. Crispolti, PAC, Milan 25 February-9 May 1988, reproduced p. 157. Casa Balla and Futurism in Rome, edited by E. Crispolti, Academy of France, Villa Medici, Rome September 1989, n. E / 135, reproduced p. 313. House Balla. A painter and his daughters between futurism and nature, edited by M. Fagiolo dell’Arco, Comacchio 14 June - 12 October 1997, n. 44, reproduced p. 83. Futurism 1909-1944, edited by E. Crispolti, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome 7 July - 22 October 2001, reproduced p. 440 top right. Giacomo Balla. An experimentalist of the twentieth century, edited by E. Gigli, Liceo Saracco, 1 July - 3 September 2007, Acqui Terme, n. 38, reproduced p. 75.
Bibliography. Archives of Futurism, edited by M. Drudi Gambillo, T. Fiori, De Luca, Rome 1962, n. 174 (photo of the living room of Casa Balla p. 105). G. Lista, Balla, Fonte d'Abisso Gallery Editions, Modena 1982, p. 355 pl. XXXVI.
“Originally painted pink gray with rising smoke line, and made around 1916” (Crispolti in the Turin 1963 catalog p. 119). "The zig-zag shape, which supports an embroidered panel, is first painted in silver and then streaked with lilac, evoking the coils of smoke. The embroidery of the panel is the work of Luce ”(Fagiolo in the Comacchio catalog 1997 p. 96).