El Negre de la Riba

Andrea Dòria Street

Materials: Fiberglass

In the first quarter of 2003 Millennium as endearing as the Barceloneta neighborhood was held. Two neighbors, David Garcia and Oscar Perez, who set up the company Builders Fantasies, dedicated to theater props, proposed to the organizing committee acts as meaning birthday put in some very visible wall ward reproduction fiberglass of a famous figurehead located in the Maritime Museum, the Black of the Riba. The idea was well received and that year it was hung in the chosen location, number 4 Street Andrea Doria, with the parade and the corresponding party, organized in collaboration with the Fourth House theater group, but it was a PROVISIONAL gem since the wall in question should be rehabilitated and had to withdraw the flamboyant figurehead. Finally, in May 2005 it has been definitively settled. One reason was stimulated García Pérez to make the figure was the proposal to build more Cordomí Xavier figures for the festive imagery of Barcelona.

The Black of the Riba is a figurehead showing an Indian warrior, the Plains Indians of the United States, and that was part of a brig seventeenth century reached the port of Barcelona to 1860. You will be left in scrap the ship, a nautical shop dock Riba, in Barceloneta, why the figure became known, given its dark color and also to believe that it was an African warrior, like the Black of the Riba. Then he went to a store Avenue Icaria, then still walk Cemetery, then another wine store Poble Nou and was finally sold to a man who had a tower in Carmel, who first gave the figure in the Maritime Museum.

  • Barceloneta
  • C. Andrea Dòria, 4


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