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Oriol Maspons



© Christmas postcard of the Maspons+Ubiña Studio, Barcelona, 1966
© Christmas postcard of the Maspons+Ubiña Studio, Barcelona, 1966
Oriol Maspons: an unusual photographer (Photographs 1950- 1970)
SPAIN
BARCELONA  •  Kowasa Gallery  •  Ongoing
 
 

The exhibition Oriol Maspons: an unusual photographer (Photographs 1950- 1970) consists of a unique selection of more than seventy B&W prints, vintage in their majority, all coming from Oriol Maspons' personal archive. Born in 1928 into a bourgeois Catalan family, Oriol Maspons is principally a big chronographer of the human and cultural ambience of Barcelona, Cadaqués and Paris. From the Carmelo barracks, Las Hurdes and La Mancha to the moments of apotheosis of the Barcelonese Gauche Divine, the hippies of Ibiza and in the particular pinups of his girls dressed in Paco Rabbane, personalities such as Dalí and Gala, Marcel Duchamp, Antoni Tapies, Garry Cooper, Audrey Hepburn, Elsa Peretti and many others also passed in front of his camera.

Contrarily to what is expected by an author of bourgeois origins, when behind the camera Maspons feels a certain attraction for documenting the marginal. The backstreets of Somorrostro (where the Olympic Beach of Barcelona lies today) and personalities of the flamenco world, such as La Chunga, discover their place within his photographic universe.



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