Brief for Barcelona council
Eduardo Chillida sold us a “sculpture” called In praise of water/Elogi de l’aigua/Elogio del agua. In fact it is clearly nothing of the kind. It is a poorly-built orange-peel hydraulic grab, of the type used in quarrying. That explains why he had it put in the old quarry at Creueta del Coll. The quarry is now a park, and everyone in the park knows it’s a mechanical grab. They think we are twats. Eduardo Chillida conned Barcelona Council.
Brief for Eduardo Chillida
Barcelona Council purchased from me a poorly-built orange-peel hydraulic grab, of the type used in quarrying, for which I no longer had any use. They were perfectly well aware that this is what it was, but for aesthetic-political reasons we agreed that it would be called In praise of water and hung over a beautiful lake. Instead it is hanging over a sealed storage tank that services a fetid pond where dogs crap and which the council for some reason persists in calling a swimming pool. As a result people think I am a twat. Barcelona Council conned Eduardo Chillida.
Someone else must have noticed this. After all, that’s what art critics are for, isn’t it.
As far as I know, its new owners haven’t yet sued Jaume Plensa for confusing Bizet with Berlioz in a rather pricey graphic they recently purchased. Are they too embarrassed?
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A Portuguese menagerie of sozzledness.
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- Stolen Dutch bike for sale in the Encants
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The Santa Majestat in Caldes de Montbui.