Their longing for their Spanish homeland, their love for bullfighting, their political convictions, their cheeky humor. The 20th century most famous painter and his Spanish hairdresser Eugenio Arias were soulmates and close friends.
In the Picasso Year 2023, we celebrate this unusual relationship with "Picassos Friseur. Die Geschichte einer Freundschaft" and let our book be the inspiration for exciting digital add ons and creative collectibles.
“During a walk through town, he opened up, I got to know his laugh, the laugh of someone at peace with himself, who never wanted to be anyone other than who he was; a mischievous laugh that doesn't need any big occasions, rousing, ageless. “
– Achim Bunz
A few years before Eugenio Arias‘ died, photographer Achim Bunz had the chance to accompany him through Vallauris for a day. People from all over the world were curious to meet him, for he had been close to the private Picasso. The two Spaniards had met by chance in the pottery village in 1948. After the artist‘s death, their intimate friendship lived on in Arias.
The largest part of the photo series by Achim Bunz featuring Eugenio Arias has never been published. Here it comes, for the first time, as a collectible ebook / NFT in remembrance of a man who was as modest as he was proud.
Front cover and sample pages from photo ebook (english language version).
A Date with Picasso: Drop 2
Arias Heads Picasso
Picasso turned night into day. Aging did not stop him from reinventing himself, dressing up, masking, disguising himself, intoxicating both his closest companions and his harshest critics. Celebrating Picasso year 2023, bookbridge is thrilled to partner with jink.one jink.one´s animated digital artwork ARIAS HEADS PICASSO is now available to collect! Here is your round the clock chance to follow Picasso in disguise and collect your favourite styles.
bookbridge is giving readers of “Picassos Friseur. Die Geschichte einer Freundschaft” and admirers of Picasso and his art the opportunity to get their hands on an exclusive jink.one NFT Collection.
The complete collection consists of a limited series of 13 animated art works each limited to 13 pieces
Collect & Combine: Collect all 13 individiual Arias Heads and you will have a beautiful 6 minute loop created by jink.one
Multi-awarded jink.one created them inspired by the unusual friendship between Picasso and his Spanish barber Eugenio Arias and based them on a photograph by the last Picasso photographer alive. Why 13? Seems you don´t share Picasso´s superstition.
First come. First win.
The first owner of each HEAD wins the physical companion of his digital original/ NFT. It comes as the book “Picassos Friseur. Die Geschichte einer Freundschaft“ covered with a 1/1 artwork dust jacket featuring the very special HEAD he voted for which makes the book a 1/1 unique edition.
In her series Picasso Encarnación, Jeanne Szilit features digital transformation art that explores Pablo Picasso´s personality as initially seen through the lens of celebrated Magnum-photographer Franz Hubmann. To mark the occasion of Picasso´s 50th anniversary of his death, Jeanne created a series of 25 unique 1/1 artworks and tokenized them exclusively for the bookbridge-community.
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