“Character Heads” (1839) is a lithograph by Matthias Rudolph Toma (1792-1869) of Franz Xaver Messerschmidt’s busts
An evil clown.
To the bottom right there is a man performing a penectomy on himself.
One lost winter, I read all issues of Domus magazine.
Next time I go to Barcelona I will be repeating a previous stroll. I will walk down the Ramblas, taking a right up to the Montjuïc Castle and descending it via the Jardí Botànic de Barcelona and the Palau Nacional (there used to be small tapa bars on the stairways there).
Last stop: the Barcelona Pavilion.
I received it as a birthday present from the same person that lent me the copy three years ago.
The backgrounds of the two photos are:
The Yayoi globe at the Middelheim Open Air Sculpture Museum.