On April, 4th, the Galeria Joan Gaspar celebrates the centenary of his birth with a non-conventional exhibition. With a collection of memories from our professional archives, it will be possible to discover not only the artistic partnership, but also the deep friendship which got closed Clavé to the family and the Gallery. A hence, the title of the event: “Clavé, l’amic” (“Clave, the friend”).
In this way, I celebrate the Clavé’s 100 anniversary; since I have a personal souvenir of his disappointment when he received an invitation with the title. “Homage to Antoni Clavé, 85 years”. With the remembrance of disappointment that it caused him, I don’t feel to present a commercial exhibition to homage his centenary, instead I do it, exhibiting some personal memories even some very private.
An homage to the man rather than the artist, through informal testimonies – amusing notes, faxes, letters and dedicated works –reveal a present friend, pleasant, who along his life kept a connection with Barcelona, the Gaspar – Farreras family and at present his dealers Joan Gaspar and Núria Ridameya.
Clavé comes back in town, thanks to the memories of those friends who live here and whom were always been ready to greet him and to support his artistic activity.
Today they still do so.
Exhibition, Thursday 4th april 2013, from 17 to 21,30 h.
Closing date 30th april
Galeria Joan gaspar
Pl. Dr. Letamendi 1