Art: Baked Surprises

Holed up in a centuries-old farmhouse outside Barcelona, Spanish Surrealist Painter-Sculptor Joan Miró and Potter Josep Llorens-Artigas three years ago embarked on one of the strangest pottery-sculpture adventures since the ancient Zapotecs cooled their kilns. As Artigas described the process to the French art review L'Oeil, "Miró had collected objects over the years . . . an empty sardine can flattened by a truck, odd pieces of cork, rubber, glass, rocks . . . These chance encounters became sculptural elements to be translated into pottery." Artigas and his 18-year-old son would shape...

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