Select Works by Miguel Barceló
Miguel Barceló (born 1957) is a contemporary Spanish artist from Felanitx, Majorca. He works in a variety of mediums including: painting, drawing, sculpture and ceramics. He studied at the Arts and Crafts School of Palma and at the Fine Arts School of Barcelona. His participation at the “Documenta 7”, Kassel, Germany, in 1982 gained him international recognition. In 2004 Barceló’s watercolours, illustrating Dante’s Divine Comedy, were shown at the Louvre Museum in Paris. In November 2008 the Spanish government officially presented Miquel Barceló’s latest immense work of art in the United Nations Palace of Nations in Geneva.
“Portait of Jim”
Painting by Miguel Barceló, 2012
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Miguel Barceló | Studio Visit
An excerpt from “Co-Conspirators: Artist and Collector”
By Sue Scott
When Jim saw the paintings of Miguel Barceló exhibited at Leo Castelli Gallery in 1987, he responded immediately. After discussing the work with Flexner, who was equally enthusiastic, he purchased In Vitro (1987) from the exhibition. Jim was fascinated by Barceló’s expressive process, his use of organic material and imagery abstracted from nature. It comes as no surprise that Jim eventually met Barcelo and bought more of his work.
During a visit to Barceló’s studio several years later, Jim saw four large-scale paintings that had been commissioned by the contemporary art museum in Barcelona. He loved the work, but all four paintings were spoken for. However, several months later, Barceló called him to say the museum only wanted two of the four. Was Jim interested in purchasing the other two? That is how Soupe d’Ane (1997), a major Barceló work, came into the Cottrell-Lovett collection.