Lot 194. Miquel Barceló (b. 1957), Es Maculi del Gegant (The Giant from Maculi), signed and dated 'Barceló 07' (on the reverse), mixed media on canvas, 112 ¼ x 112 ¼in. (285 x 285cm). Executed in 2007. Estimate GBP 180,000 - GBP 250,000. Price realised GBP 320,750. Courtesy of Christie's Images Ltd 2018.
Provenance: Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2008.
‘ Wherever he may be, Miquel Barceló surely seems to be embarked on a voyage without an end. Behind him he leaves a wake of fragmented visions, sparkles that gleam in the night. This Southerner from the Mediterranean shores, with a mind full of dreams like any islander, mixes the present and the past, sails though the sea of painting and discovers worlds.’
– Francisco Calvo Seraller