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Joan Brossa
Plat calçador
Shoehorn Plate
1988
Have you been influenced by or interested in certain illustrators? No, never. I’ve said it many times: I hate illustration. Whenever I’ve collaborated on a book or something like that, I’ve always tried to work with artists on the same wavelength, so we’d understand each other. And I think the task of the artist is to work in parallel. For example, if I’m talking about windmills I don’t want the other to draw a windmill, because this limits the imagination of the reader, no matter how brilliant the artist may be.---I have always chosen my collaborators. When I was doing visual poems I had lots of problems at first. I’m not a draughtsman, I’m a poet. For example, I took an A from a newspaper and cut it out, but this was just a draft. I didn’t get on with the illustrator, because I like sans-serif letters, which means representing a sign with no other intention than placing the viewer in contact with the poem. I was not interested in stylistic exercises. But the typesetter thought that a black letter on white was rather weak and wanted to put all sorts of wigs on the A, and give it a coloured background. When I said no he got angry and wouldn’t work with me. But all I wanted was for someone to typeset clearly the letter I had cut out from the paper. Ballester, Arnal: ‘Com fer una roda quadrada’, La Il·lustració. Revista molt il·lustrada de l'Associació Professional d'Il·lustradors de Catalunya, no. 1 (November-December 1994), pp. 4–7
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original title
Plat calçador
year of acquisition
2011
type of object
Object
dimensions
Urna 8.3 x 36.9 x 32.9 cm
Copyright
© Fundació Joan Brossa, VEGAP, Barcelona
registration number
R.4691
date
1988
fonds
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
media
Ceramics and chrome iron on wood
credits
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium. Joan Brossa Fund. Long-term loan of Fundació Joan Brossa
original title
Plat calçador
registration number
R.4691
date
1988
year of acquisition
2011
fonds
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
type of object
Object
media
Ceramics and chrome iron on wood
dimensions
Urna 8.3 x 36.9 x 32.9 cm
credits
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium. Joan Brossa Fund. Long-term loan of Fundació Joan Brossa
Copyright
© Fundació Joan Brossa, VEGAP, Barcelona
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