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The Absent Collector

Venue: Passatge Studio
Passatge de Masoliver, 10
08005 Barcelona
Price: Free event

During Barcelona Gallery Weekend, artist Rafael G.Bianchi will present in Passatge Studio an updated version of the painting El Coleccionista de Estampas (The Collector of Prints) by Mariano Fortuny.

In Fortuny’s picture we can observe an ornate interior. A dealer is showing a collector a series of prints, while in the background appears another man with a briefcase in hand. The artist painted several versions of the same work, in which differences in details and items are noticeable. Most of the objects represented in the series El Coleccionista de Estampas belonged to the artist’s own collection.

In Rafel G.Bianchi’s version of the painting, titled the Absent Collector, we will see artworks by artists of his interest, thus creating his own collection. Emulating Mariano Fortuny’s methodology, Bianchi is also working in several versions of the same work. In this occasion, artist Lúa Coderch will take part with an installation in the space.