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06 October 2013
Tàpies y el mantel a cuadros

En la sobremesa mi tío cuenta una anécdota. Es en blanco y negro; en ella un Tàpies preocupado interpela: «Verás, voy a construir un estudio nuevo y dudo si encargarlo a alguna figura internacional como Le Corbusier, o a Coderch, más nuestro»; «¡Hombre, si dispones del dinero LeCorbusier, que no tiene nada en nuestro país!». Cuando meses más tarde se reencontraron el tema volvió: «Oye ¿y qué has hecho al final, por qué arquitecto te decidiste?», a lo que Tàpies contestó «Ah! Pues lo hará Coderch. Tenia miedo de que Le Corbusier me hiciera algo demasiado raro…»

If he were rich he would be a philanthropist. Or that’s what he says. We’re not so sure. He says that as nobody has given him the opportunity yet he dedicates himself, while he can, to celebrating mediocrity and anonymity. During the day he types away and takes advantage of the peace at night to construct a shelter, just in case the apocalypse finally arrives.

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