Moco Museum’s new site is in Barcelona
Moco Museum is a private initiative, promoted by its founders Lionel & Kim Logchies, who, following its success in Amsterdam, have decided to open their second site in the El Born area in Barcelona, next to the Picasso Museum and in a very inspiring building: the Palacio Cervelló, an old private residence that belongs to the aristocratic Cervelló family that lived there until the 17th century (from medieval times up to the 20th century, it belonged to aristocrats, merchants and royalty)
Its collection includes works by Banksy, Jean-Michel Basquiat, JR, KAWS, Keith Haring, Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Yayoi Kusama, Mark Rothko, Andy Warhol or Studio Irma, ¡among many others!
“We offer visitors an incomparable art collection to reflect on modern society.”
The Barcelona exhibition is sensational that, as well as offering a variety of street art works by Banksy, also has a wide range of pieces by artists such as Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Salvador Dalí, Damien Hirst, Keith Haring, KAWS, Yayoi Kusama, among others, that make up part of Moco Masters Modern; as well as unique pieces by David LaChapelle, Hayden Kays, Harland Miller, Julian Ople, Nick Thomm or Takashi Murakami, that are included in Moco Masters Contemporary.
As if that wasn’t enough, they have created a couple of spaces devoted to experiential and digital immersive art thanks to teamLab, Les Fantômes and Studio Irma. Pure fantasy!
“Our commitment is to exhibit iconic works by acclaimed authors and emerging artists.”
Commissioned by Simon de Pury, the legendary auctioneer, art trader and one of the most important figures in the art world, Moco Museum presents in Barcelona its first individual European Guillermo Lorca exhibition, in which the Chilean artist combines magic and realism in “Esplendor de la Noche” (The splendour of the night).
“We use the power of art to defy the rules, open minds and question the world around us.”
Art that backs change /In Art We Trust
Moco Museum also helps charities such as Movement On the Ground, Aidsfonds, Metakids and Earth Today. And part of its earnings are donated to charities.
If you are in Barcelona or you are planning to go soon, you can’t miss it!
(*) Photos: Moco Museum.