'Arthur Bispo do Rosário (1909-1989, Brazil) spent fifty years compulsively making sculptural objects, assemblages and depictions showing everything he believed would be considered worth saving on the Day of Judgement. Particularly remarkable are the textile works in which hospital linen, blankets and old uniforms fed the making of banners, ceremonial garments and "Miss World" sashes upon which Bispo's obsessive needlework produced a dense mixture of embroidered image and text.'


Picture cape:
Arthur Bispo do Rosário, Jeu du Paume 2003, Paris