Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Jorge Bascones ✝

 

It was with great consternation and sadness that we learned of the sudden death of the painter Jorge Bascones, of Andratx. More than just a long-time member of the association, Jorge was almost a "founding father" to Sa Taronja. He and his brothers joined forces with Hartmut Usadel to purchase the old chicken farm back in 1995. Even after his family left the project, Jorge always had time for Sa Taronja, and was president of the association between 2004 and 2006. Unfailingly kind, courteous, and good humoured, he steered us through the ups and downs of legalising the chicken-farm as a space for cultural activities. With Jorge's death the Port of Andratx has lost a dynamic painter and one of its most colorful characters. The Association has lost a much loved friend. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

(Photo: with permission by JR)