‘I painted at Ségou market morning and afternoon. Figures, women above all, some laden, some not, very very brightly coloured. Often two to a sheet, like a fashion parade. They add to my watercolours from 2000, 1999, 1998 etc’
(M. Barceló, quoted in M. Barceló , Ce que vous cherchez il y en a, Zürich 2000, p. 44).