So after the lovely free exhibition that was on in the Padrera last year I shouldn’t complain about having to pay to get into the Picasso museum…(mmm, it’s not the money that bothers me, it’s the queues and pickpockets – but I’ll stop with the negative waves).
In particular the exhibition is of images from the floating world or “Water trade” – “Mizu shobai“…(eh, “street industry” erotic art or “porn” as it is known to most westerners). As always though, the Japanese manage to take something that the western world views as a bit sordid and cleans it up to be sensual art. I love japanese prints, and their riské material is no exception – now I just need to find someone who will go with me to see it! (I don’t think Matt would pay the money!!)
Neki – are you interested?
And the exhibition runs to the 14th of February – how romantic!
On a sad note, I found out yesterday that an old gentleman who sells end of run yarns is shutting up shop in Barcelona. “Fleko” has been one of the best sources for some beautiful yarns and when I went to get some curtain tape from him yesterday (as I’m currently trying to make some curtains), he told me he was closing down – it’s not worth it any longer. Any weavers or knitters in the Barcelona area who don’t know about this shop should give me a ping, I’d be happy to pass on the address so you can make the most of his end of line bargains while he’s still around.