Green Dog, 1977

Collage, 75 x 109 cm

Miralda’s interest in the meaning of food is related to its connection to survival, as well as its place in culture. Bread and pasta salads are classic features in his actions and installations. In 1977, in the context of the exhibition Breadline at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, he presented Macaroni Landscape, which included the cultural symbolism of colours. Miralda visits traditions and countries in his artistic recipe book, which can be expressed in collective and festive actions as well as by creating recipes, sketches, instructions, drawings and collages. The critic Pierre Restany referred to his Eight Notes for a Table Cloth as a “plate-painting”: “These recipes represent a panoramic compendium of the baroque vision of the Catalan artist, the components of his palette and the traits of his adventure. They are, above all, linguistic references and exercises in style.”

Technical details

Original title:
Green Dog
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Date created:
MACBA Collection. Barcelona City Council long-term. Gift of Rafael Tous (in process of being incorporated)
Object type:
Mixed media on paper
75 x 109 cm (height x width)
MACBA Collection. Long-term loan of Barcelona City Council. Gift of Rafael Tous
© Antoni Miralda, VEGAP, Barcelona
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