Acquisition of 200 photographs by Oriol Maspons funded by the Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation, 2017

Acquisition of 200 photographs by Oriol Maspons funded by the Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation, 2017

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13/06/2017

The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya has acquired a collection of 200 photographs by Oriol Maspons (Barcelona, 1928-2013) from the heirs of the artist, thanks to the funding of the Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation.

The museum has reached an agreement with the family of the photographer for the acquisition of this important collection of photographs and for the organization in 2019 of a major anthological exhibition.  This collection of photographs, highly representative of the different periods of the Maspons trajectory, has been selected from among the works from the archive that the photographer deposited in the Museu Nacional in 2010.

The collection of works of Oriol Maspons that the Museu Nacional conserves, is made up of more than 7,000 photographs on paper, taken between the 1950s and the end of the 1980s, as well as negatives and different photographic material. 

The sponsorship by the Catalonia Delegation of the Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation for the acquisition of this collection of photographs, as well as the funding of the works of documentation, digitization and conservation of this archive, with the aim of being able to integrate it in the museum's collection and for it to form part of a retrospective exhibition dedicated to this major Catalan photographer, is one of the many projects being carried out by this foundation in support of Catalan art and culture.  

Elsa Peretti, president of the Foundation, expressed that "as well as the close friendship, affection and love that I feel and will always feel for Oriol, I am very happy to be able to contribute to the fact that everyone will be able to enjoy and know better the work of this major Catalan photographer".