COLLECTION / 1945-1989 / Spain / Miguel Farriol, el «Farry»

Miguel Farriol Vidal (Barcelona, 1950) studied graphic design at the Escola Massana in Barcelona and, upon competition of his studies in 1971, he embarked on a graphic design and photography course at ELISAVA. Between 1973 and 1976 he lived in Ibiza, where he contributed to various underground publications such as the magazine Star. He published his drawings using pseudonyms such as Farry, Farrar and Farry Brothers, referencing the duo he formed with his brother Josep Farriol, better known as Pepichek.

In the final years of the Franco regime, he contributed his drawings to publications such as Catalina (1974), El Rrollo Enmascarado (1974), Purita (1975) and Nasti de plasti (1976), work for which he was regarded as an editor. In 1976, fleeing from police persecution, he took up residence in a commune in Ibiza together with Mariscal, Montesol, Pepichek and Nazario and decided to abandon drawing in order to devote himself to farming, although he continued to edit the publication Nasti de plasti. From 1978 onwards, he designed gardens and landscapes in Ibiza, combining the work with painting, having primarily participated in group exhibitions.

Comprised of over 500 items dating from between 1970 and 1978, this Arhivo Lafuente collection includes leaflets, invitations, printed matter, correspondence, graphic work, press cuttings, photographs (Enric Segura, Marta Sentis and Cote Cabrera); original work (drawings and posters) by Juan Villafuerte, Montesol and Javier Mariscal, and, chiefly, original work by Miguel Farriol, including drawings, collages, paintings, typewritten comic scripts, and the original drawings for various comic strips (Las desventuras de Queremón, Kronicas del pasado, Noches ardientes, etc.) and covers for publications such as Catalina, El Rrollo Enmascarado, Diploma d’honor and the cover of issue no. 6 of the magazine Star.



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