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Tristan Barbara editions

Tristan Barbara editions opens his publishing house in 1982, inviting artists to discover and investigate the language of engraving, to create unlimited size prints. Poets and writers are invited to collaborate with artists in the creation of artist’s books and bibliophile books.
The works are made in artisanal workshops of engraving and printing, Tallers Calcogràfics Joan Barbara, created in 1950 in Barcelona. Limited editions are numbered and signed by the authors. All this following an ancient tradition.
Tristan Barbarà is editor and curator of exhibitions of graphic art and artist books. He began working with his father, Joan Barbara, and the artist Joan Miró, in the embodiment of Gaudí seriesin Son Boter and Barcelona workshops. From this experience he opened his own publishing house, inaugurating editions Miquel Barceló, who did his first prints.
In 1984, prompted by Joan Brossa, start the artist folders in the Sextina en el Museu de Joguines and El Rei de la Màgia. Make and edit, in 1988 the first large format print Totem by Antoni Tàpies, two meters; and directing debut as an exhibition curator at the Monasterio de Vilabertràn by Tápies large format prints and artist books. The same exhibition that inaugurated the Museum of Ceret in France and was the basis of exposure from Tàpies prints, organized by the MoMA in New York in 1991, by itinerant America.
Tristan has Barbarà editions of works by over thirty artists who have worked on editions and artist books with texts or poems, such as Victor Hugo, Joan Brossa and François Brousse.

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