Bob Frassinetti, art and antique dealer and free lance journalist from Argentina, Buenos Aires, working on the web, writing both for pleasure and work on art, antiques and collectables, in and on Buenos Aires, Argentina as well are neighbouring countries, Chile and Uruguay. "I've written for several Travel Adventure, Art & Antiques Magazines on and off the web and have researched Toys made here in Argentina, as well as Travel Adventure" Buenos Aires, Argentina
Bob Frassinetti, the man without a childhood......... Don Frazinetti,el Hombre que no tuvo infancia. Agosto 3 Buenos Aires.
Maybe “The biggest collector of Argentine toys: Mr. Frassinetti, the man without childhood”, reads the headline in the latest Veintitres, a prestigious Argentine weekly issued magazine of more than 31,000 copies. Intrepid and provocative as most of their articles, this piece on Bob Frassinetti is no exception to the rule. The local journalist Diego Rojas teamed with Horacio Paone an Argentine photographer to work on this article on occasion of the Buenos Aires Toy Museum show at the British Arts Center to tell the nation the story behind this upcoming and growing cultural project that is Arts + Retro Toys. Born in Buenos Aires Argentina, and having lived all along the globe –from England to Guyana, from Colombia to the Caribbean, to latter reside in Buenos Aires city- Bob tells Diego “When I was a child, my parents didn’t buy me many toys, I used to play with nature and create my own toys… now as a grown up I felt it was pay back time, and currently I owe more than 10,000 toys with are part of my private Argentine made or found toys from 1900s.” Hence the title, making use of good humor and irony…Further on in the article Bob answers to Diego’s question regarding which were his childhood games and toys “We fished in the Caribbean coasts, from small multi-color ones to baby sharks and piranhas. When I was eleven I used to have an owl as a mascot. At that time I had the joy of meeting the Beatles first hand, because they were shooting the movie Help and stayed at my best friend’s house who had rented them a mansion in the Islands”. Bob’s life’s story is amazing, and the experience he gained through his life’s adventures is now being synthesized in his life projects such as BA Toy Museum and Art + Retro Toys shows. He’s a cosmopolite man and takes advantage of his multi culture feel to develop new and intrepid projects. In the world of toy collectibles he has his favorite of all: popular toys, those home-made unique pieces that reflect parental love to their children, home made items produced with handy materials and tons of imagination. To him, these are priceless items of joy and design, which he treasures as solid gold. Bob is an eccentric and joyful collector who has made a life project out of his passions and interests. Upfront and well hearted, this article has been able to capture of Bob and his project’s essence.
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