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Clown, 1991

Sculpture, 20 x 26 x 15 cm

I am a poet. Artist nowadays is synonymous with money and speculation. Poets are the last manifestation of welfare. They don’t make money like painters, so they lead fairer lives.

Not at all. But poets need to evolve. All my life I’ve done poetry according to the literary code, but now I’m trying to adapt to the new technologies: not the very advanced ones, the semi-advanced, like visual poems and object poems, which allow poets to express themselves in another code.

Tradition must be continued, not repeated.

Girona, Rosa: ‘Joan Brossa: poeta, 79 anys’. Vida activa: com gaudir dels seus millors anys, no.

1 (October 1998), p.

Technical details

Original title:
Clown
Registration number:
4944
Artist:
Brossa, Joan
Date created:
1991
Date acquired:
2011
Status:
Being restored
Fonds:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
Object type:
Sculpture
Media:
Enamel on wood and plastic
Dimensions:
20 x 26 x 15 cm (height x width x depth)
Edition number:
DT.2012.0078
Credits:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium. Joan Brossa Fund. Long-term loan of Fundació Joan Brossa
Copyright:
© Fundació Joan Brossa, VEGAP, Barcelona
It has accessibility resources:
No

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I don’t think about art when I’m working. I try to think about life
Jean-Michel Basquiat