Xavier Miserachs "El Born, Barcelona", ca. 1964

 

The complexity and seduction of the living city. Everything is here.”

With this phrase, Josep Espinàs summed up the street scenes that Xavier Miserachs had photographed and collected in his book Barcelona, blanc i negre (Barcelona, black and white), published in 1964. The Sunday stroll, the flea markets, the neighbourhood parties, children on the street, workers leaving the factory, the suitcases of immigrant families at the station, the mixed races and cultural dialogues: all the daily gestures of streets in which, over half a century later, we still recognise ourselves.

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Antoñita La Singla, 1962
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I don’t think about art when I’m working. I try to think about life
Jean-Michel Basquiat