Wine? It is one of my inspiration sources
Here are the confessions of the great ‘pataphysic painter Enrico Baj. This testimony was collected by the most well-known wine shopper of Italy, Giovanni Longo
Wine, both the great wines and a good every day wine, has always been a faithful companion to me, often favoring my inspiration and creativity. Even all that is around it, and above all the labels and the wood boxes, have suggested me ideas and provided me materials for my ‘pataphysic-dada-surrealist inventions.
I did a lot of papiers collès with old labels. Then my friend Giovanni Longo arrived at my office years ago with a big amount of large and small, high or flat wooden boxes, which I used to build sixty marionettes circa. These puppets were made for a pièce of theater, Roncesvalles, staged by Massimo Schuster across all Europe.
Power, together with wine, is one of my inspiration sources; it is a sort of feedback that exalts me.
Text from: Giovanni Longo, Scacchi e ricordi, Messaggerie Scacchistiche, Brescia 2011