Josep Pla-Narbona, INCOMUNICACIÓN Y LIBIDO, 1971
Work signed by the artist (pencil)
Sheet dimensions 40/29
Josep Pla-Narbona was born in Barcelona in 1928, died in 2020. He was a Spanish graphic designer, illustrator, painter and sculptor. He studied at the School of Arts and Crafts and at the Conservatory of Artistic Books in Barcelona. In 1956, he spent two years at Publicité R.L.Dupuy in Paris, where he met Raymond Savignac. He returned to Barcelona in 1958 to set up his own studio. In 1960 and 1961, he was awarded the Sant Jordi Prize by the Sant Lluc Artistic Circle for drawing and painting. He was an appointed professor of Advertising Arts at the Massan School. He was also one of the founders and first president of the Grafistas Agrupación FAD, known today as ADG-FAD. In 1962 Pla-Narbona studied typographic techniques in Switzerland and collaborated with the advertising agency Adolf Wirz from Zurich. He also produced a series of lithographs for the ARTA company from Zurich. Admitted to AGI in 1964, he was the first member and chairman of AGI in Spain. Pla-Narbonne’s designs and prints have been exhibited in Europe and America, incl. at the 1st International Poster Exhibition Biennale in Warsaw, during the inauguration of the Lincoln Center and the American Institute of Graphic Arts in New York. In 1972, some of his works were accepted into the MoMA collection. In 1976 he was awarded the 1st prize at the 18th International Drawing Competition Fundació Ynglada-Guillot, Barcelona. From 1977 he dealt mainly with the fine arts (graphics, painting, design). He received the Honor Laus 2000 from ADG-FAD, the Design Award in 2001 from AEPD (Asociación Española de Profesionales del Diseño) and the Spanish National Design Award 2004. Later he received the Ilustrad’Or 2011 award from the Association of Professional Illustrators of Catalonia and the Gold Medal Cercle Artístic de Sant Lluc in 2012 in Barcelona. In 2019, he was awarded the Cross of the Holy Jordi for his pioneering approach to art.
Original vintage condition.