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Miralda
Boston TV
Boston TV
1986
Created in collaboration with Montse Guillén, El Internacional Tapas Bar & Restaurant transformed the former Teddy’s restaurant into an experiment that fully integrated cuisine and site-specific art. Located in New York’s West Broadway, and active from 1984 to 1986, it soon became an icon of Manhattan’s downtown. Diners such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Robert De Niro and Andy Warhol experienced the first tapas bar in the city providing information on its dishes and products in a pioneering video-menu and in a space conceived as an artistic and ‘performative’ venue. Included in the MACBA Collection are several audiovisual recordings linked to this project. Sentimental Room (1984) is a video recorded by Miralda and Jordi Torrent in the manner of an album recalling Teddy’s famous customers. Videomenu (1984), another collaborative work by Miralda and Jordi Torrent, is a video advertising the menu of El Internacional. Conceived as one more element of the space, it showed Miralda’s food-art works on a monitor sitting on a statue of Bacchus placed on top of a column of plates. Boston TV (1986), a programme on Boston’s public television reporting on the restaurant, echoes the huge success the bar enjoyed among the artistic and intellectual community in New York.
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original title
Boston TV
artist
year of acquisition
1999
type of object
Audiovisual recording
credits
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
registration number
R.2886
date
1986
fonds
Col·lecció MACBA. Fundació MACBA
media
Single-channel video, colour, sound, 6 min
Copyright
© Miralda, VEGAP, Barcelona
original title
Boston TV
registration number
R.2886
artist
date
1986
year of acquisition
1999
fonds
Col·lecció MACBA. Fundació MACBA
type of object
Audiovisual recording
media
Single-channel video, colour, sound, 6 min
credits
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
Copyright
© Miralda, VEGAP, Barcelona
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