The Born’s newest gallery has a three-ring twist, combining art and the circus. Vicente Llorca, owner of the shop and director of Zirkolika, the first Spanish circus magazine, says, “I truly believe this shop is the only one of its kind in the world”. Works by nine different artists are exhibited. Each artist uses the circus as his or her main subject and inspiration, and every piece illustrates the animated, over-the-top, vibrant life under the big top. The screen prints, photographs, sculptures and hanging mobiles of twisting acrobats and dancing clowns “give people an exclusive insight into this bizarre lifestyle that is so far removed from normal life,” said Vicente. Materials to practise your own circus acts, such as juggling clubs, handmade clown shoes and unicycles, are also sold at the shop.
Papallona Circus Arts Shop. Av. Francesc Cambó 30-36.