The Joanna

Talking about cubism, take a look at this guitar—another instrument that makes you look twice to make sure that you are not looking at a painting but at a sculpture.

Influenced by a tin guitar made by Picasso that he saw at the permanent collection at the MoMA in New York, Leo made this real-life version, throwing in the equation the lively colors used by another great Spanish artist, Joan Miró (hence the name “Joanna”).

This guitar is probably the one that better represents the mix between lutherie and sculpture, and that’s why it illustrates the cover of this book.

(Text: Gardenia Fair, from “Catalogue Raisonné – Leo Lospennato Guitars”)