Artist Juan Garaizabal Collector Edition Jigsaw Puzzle
Title: La Memoria del Giardino-Memories of the Garden-Venice
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Jigsaw Puzzle Size: Horizontal 12" x 16.5" (483mm x 483 mm) 285 Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces. ESKA Premium Board. FSC 100% Recycled Paper. Gloss Finish.
Double-Side Jigsaw Puzzle
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Signature Details: Original Artwork: Memories of the Garden is an outdoor sculpture intervention in the oldest botanical garden in Europe. Curated by internationally known art historian and critic Barbara Rose, the installation is based on the glorious fascinating history of the garden and its present-day owner, Austrian artist Liselotte Höhs. The installation refers to former inhabitants and visitors by symbolically returning the garden to its former function as a graveyard annex to San Trovaso’s church.
Tombstones are evoked by Garaizabal, who draws in the air with steel inspired by ancient examples that survive in San Nicolò del Lido’s cemetery. In these pieces, Garaizabal awakens the memory of three geniuses who are deeply attached to the history of the place: Amadeo Modigliani (Livorno 1884-Paris 1920), who worked during a brief period in the garden and in the adjacent studio, now Liselotte’s studio; Mariano Fortuny (Granada 1871-Venecia 1949), whose legacy as an iconic textile and costume designer was saved Liselotte Höhs, an emblematic figure in modern Venice’s cultural and artistic life; and legendary poet Ezra Pound (Idaho 1885-Venice 1972) who, fascinated by the energy of the place and Liselotte’s personality, spent countless evenings in this garden. (Rare photographs of Pound in the garden document his life in Venice.)
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Biography: Juan Garaizabal is a Spanish conceptual artist born in Madrid, 1971. He has accrued international recognition for his monumental public sculptures. His illuminated Urban Memories structures are a resurrection of long-lost architectural elements occupying vacant and historically significant sites. The lost landmarks are depicted in both their original location and size.
A versatile artist, Garaizabal’s multifaceted works encompass drawings, sculpture, light and acoustical installations, as well as video art and engraving. The artist’s sculptures are influenced by his conceptual work, in that a large part of his preparatory and final work is done by hand, using techniques such as forging, carpentry, electricity, plasticity, and masonry—all skills acquired over time and through experimentation. Since 2008, he mainly operates from his studio in Berlin, while still maintaining additional ateliers in Madrid and Miami, Florida.
Some of Garaizabal’s most noted work includes his solo piece, Bosque de Flores, a garden of giant flowers found in Valencia, Spain. American art critic and historian Barbara Rose presented a monograph on Garaizabal at EXPO Chicago in September 2016. The pair have since collaborated in projects such as La Memoria del Giardino at the 55th Venice Biennale. The artist has showcased his monumental sculptures across the world and currently lives and works between Berlin and Madrid.
Supports The Barbara Rose Film Archive