[February 15 2017]
The architect Erwin Broner (1898-1971) realised Casa Tur Costa, commissioned by painter Rafael Tur Costa (1927), as both a dwelling house and atelier. He still lives and work in his house with his wife. In 1955 he met members of the Berlin Hochschule Für Bildende Künste, a group of German arts students, who introduced him to the artistic innovations of the European avant-garde. In addition to exhibitions in the USA and Europe, his work has been displayed in the Museu d’Art Contemporani d’Eivissa in Ibiza (1983, 1997) and the Casal Solleric in Palma, Mallorca (1997). It forms part of such collections as those of Palma City Council, the Museu d’Art Contemporani d’Eivissa, the Museo Internacional Salvador Allende (Santiago de Chile) and the National Gallery of Modern Art (New Delhi).
Text and photo Olivier Bec