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Arthur Bispo do Rosário
After a vision of Christ and seven blue angels Arthur Bispo do Rosário (Brazil 1909-’89) never seized to work on his task to make an inventory of everything and everybody worthy for the Day of Judgment. He didn’t seek God, but he was God. He presented himself at a monastery in Brazil, but was sent to a psychiatric hospital, where he spent the rest of his life (50 years!). Sleeping hardly, unraveling hospital uniforms and linen, turning them into banners and ceremonial garments with the obtained greyish-blue threads. Making poetic installation from daily objects. His collection of 804 pieces are now part of Brazil’s national heritage. Stored in a museum of contemporary art with his name in Rio de Janeiro. In the hospital were he spent most time of his life.