PAUL'S FIRST TRIP TO THE BASQUE COUNTRY LA REINA DEL PACIFICO LIVERPOOL TO BILBAO JULY 14,1949
We are very happy to announce the recent launch of the brand new Podcast and Blog Ygartua Art Chronicles, produced by myself, Tala Maillot Ygartua, and Ed Hoskin.
Where did this idea come from? Well, my kids are always asking their grandparents (their grandparents being Paul and Joanne Ygartua of course) to tell them stories... and oh do they ever love those stories! Little kids and big kids included, we can never get enough of them. These stories are always exciting and full of priceless adventures. They are also set back half a century when everything was so different. I realized that all of these memories are so precious, especially to our children today, who are living a life so unfamiliar to the one their parents led and so completely foreign to the one their grandparents led. I believe that all of our parents and grandparents have such wonderful and important stories to pass on and that we really do have a duty to make them live on for future generations. So I decided to start a podcast, not only about Paul and Joanne's extraordinary accomplishments in the art world, but also about their chronicles travelling around the world as free and nomadic artists. I know that there is a lot of information out there that touches on Paul Ygartua's genius as an artist, but I was disappointed to find so little about his actual journey. At the end of the day, it’s that journey that we are really fascinated by. As it turns out, this is not only my father's story, it is also my mother’s story. So it is not only the story of an artist but also the story of an art promoter, and ultimately a love story... my favourite kind.
Sit back with our wonderful podcast host Ed Hoskin and discover the fascinating and unique lifestyle that Paul and Joanne have been leading for the past 50 years now. The 10th episode was published last week and we are well into the Ygartua adventures and travels. In the first couple of episodes, Paul and Joanne discuss their childhoods growing up on different sides of the world, in Liverpool and in Vancouver in the 50s and 60s. We are now in 1975, delving into how Paul and Joanne's discovery of Edward Curtis' Native American portraits drives Paul's art towards one of the most influential chapters of his art career.
You can listen on Apple podcasts, Google podcasts, Spotify, our website and most other podcast apps as well as on Instagram IGTV. We’d love to hear your feedback, comments, questions… and don’t forget to leave a review on Apple podcasts when you have time.
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Dino Marasà, International Art Critic & Editorial Arte Cultura, Publisher & Curator - Palermo, Sicily, Italy will present the YGARTUA book published by Studio Byblos at the Frankfurt Book Fair, The World’s biggest, oldest Book Event.