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THE ART OF THE CRAVAT
For: Writing ASMODA
Gratacós, one of the companies of textiles with more crossbeam in Barcelona, organized an original exhibition in his shop of Walk of Grace. The sample exhibits 144 versions of the cravat; 144 Gratacós that the designer Núria Baulies has created. The staging has gone in charge of Giosafat, an Italian artist who has had, departing from mathematical concepts, the cravats in 144 buckets.

Baulies has conceived the cravat as a textile opened with two deep cuts, which it allow to hold in very different ways on the shoulders, the head, the hip, the torso or the neck, turning this way into an independent pledge that goes beyond being a simple accessory. Every cravat has been thought like the only work of art, which serial, numbered and identified in the catalogs of the first exhibition “144 Gratacós of Art to Use” offers itself collectors of the whole world.

The exhibition is constructed on a numerical base that turns concerning an omnipresent number in the history of the man and a constant in the Mediterranean culture: 12. 144 cravats exist. Every bucket measures 144 mm of edge and has inscribed the number that him corresponds from the 1 to 144. Nuria Baulies believe a model of original cravat that it develops in this exhibition by means of 144 changes. The collection divides in 12 series of 12 cravats the only pieces. Every bucket includes a catalog of 12x144 cm. There exist 12 different catalogs, one for every series. This exhibition was conceived for the year 2008 that for being leap is 366 days old; The price of every Bucket Gratacós is 366 euros.

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