Saturday, May 30, 2009

Barcelona Head, 1992 by Roy Lichtenstein

Barcelona Head, 1992 by Roy Lichtenstein [enlarge]

Barcelona Head, a sculpture by famous pop artist Roy Lichtenstein can be admired at the end of Moll de la Fusta, that is, the north eastern part of the harbor area (check this google map with the exact location). Roy was appointed Amici di Barcelona in 1993 by Pasqual Maragall, city mayor during the Olympics. In fact this sculpture was inaugurated for the 1992 Barcelona games as part of the important transformation the wharves underwent during the early 90s. Its 64 feet of concrete and ceramics reminds you of some famous pop art work by the same author: Girl With Hair Ribbon, 1965.


  1. I love this sculpture and took lots of photos of it when I visited Barcelona. Didn't have a clue what it was or who made it, so thanks for sharing!

  2. It's cute and kinda funny and certainly funky, and artists should do their thing, but I don't get it.

    Great photo, though!

  3. I just love this piece, and it really works in its location - cheering up a rather nondescript stretch of road.

  4. It's a fantastic sculpture and the photograph you've clicked is so sharp! Nicely done!

  5. Nice sculpture. Excellent shot!

  6. -You are welcome Tinsie, thanks for coming.
    -I have to admit that it is somehow out of place now. It had some meaning back then considering this was a long forgotten area where only factories and fishermen shacks coexisted. The city was oriented in some other direction, turning its back on the coast. So any new building, any new sculpture helped. Now the place has swallowed the sculpture. Thanks for your keen observation.
    -Sally, as I said, it does that, it adds up to the place although I repeat my thought that maybe there could be something better now. Although art is art and the good thing about it is that we can all approach it from different points of view :)
    -Thanks for your comment Kcalpesh!
    -Thanks Regina, I am glad you like it.

  7. I have been there last I'm home. Barcelona is great :D