The Portuguese ladies in waiting of Team Chronicle

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The recinte, 1971

An emblematic picture has been the Portuguese ladies in waiting of Velázquez in the international art history and Spanish. It has inspired painters of his epoch in the form of the real portrait and has inspired contemporary and modern artists, as it is that I marry of Team Chronicle.

We have already seen The Portuguese ladies in waiting of Manolo Valdés, a series of beautiful sculptures that were a few years ago inhabiting the streets of Spain, today it is the turn to see the versions and visions of the artistic stamp known as Team Chronicle and his Portuguese ladies in waiting.

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Manolo Valdés and Team Chronicle

First the Team Chronicle and then Manolo Valdés as artist alone, they have been some of the more fruitful exponents of the Spanish contemporary art of last times.

From the memory there comes to us across the video the critique of what was the anthological exhibition of Manolo Valdés in Institute of Modern art of Valencia in 1996, which celebrated 15 years of Valdés like solitary artist, after the Chronic Team dissolution.

In addition to the detail of some works, the valuable of this video there are Valdés's words, his way of doing art, the memories of his life and his history of Team Chronicle.

Biography of Rosa Torres

This painter and tape recorder was born in Valencia in the year 1948. Due to the career of his father, drawing professor, spent his first twenty years of life in the Basque Country. He studied Fine arts in the School of San Carlos of his hometown. At the beginning of the 70 Chronicle contacted the Valencian avant-gardes, like the Team and the Team Reality.

Chronicle worked like workshop painter with the Team. In 1970-71 there initiated a fruitful relation with the Gallery Rosalía Sender of Madrid, which today it supports. There it realized his first exhibition, and since then it realized 50 individual exhibitions. In 1982 it represented Spain in the Biennial one of Venice.

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The best of the contemporary art of 2008

Work of Lucio Muñoz in the exhibition Silencis

Since we are of memoirs of the best thing and the worst thing, in Art Spain we have selected 5 facts of the contemporary art of 2008 that he is worth while remembering:

1. This position touches the exhibition Silencis in the Monastery of Siloes, that Carlos Franco assembled 24 Spanish contemporary artists, between them to Antoni Tàpies, José Maria Sicilia, Joan Miró, José Manuel Broto, Esteban Vicente, Miquel Barceló, Cristino de Vera, Susana Solano, Albert Rafols-Casamada, Martin Chirino, Juan Navarro Baldeweg, Sergi Aguilar, Sergio Belinchón, Manuel Rivera, Eduardo Chillida, Manolo Millares, Juan Carlos Savater, Lucio Muñoz, Miguel Ángel Blanco, Carmen Laffón, Gustavo Torner, Xavier Mascaró and Francesc Ruiz. This way 8 years of exhibition were celebrated in Siloes.

2. The exhibition of Elizabeth Peyton in New York, the young and international contemporary artist that more we like, both in the pictorial language and in the subject-matter that it tackles.

3. The exhibition Machines and Souls of the Museum Queen Sophia, who assembled for the first time in this space, to the creators of the contemporary art and the new technologies, beginning a big way for the institutional legitimization of the average art, net art, digital art and vídeoarte.

4. The retrospective of Juan Muñoz in the Guggenheim Bilbao, which there assembled big part of the work of this so valued Spanish artist.

5. The exhibition Works Graph 10 The Country in the gallery Marlborough, with works in artist's engraving as Eduardo Arroyo, José Manuel Broto, Rafael Canogar, Martín Chirino, Juan Genovés, Luis Gordillo, Cristina Iglesias, Antonio López García, Jaume Plensa and Manolo Valdés.

I walk along the contemporary work of Manolo Valdés

Manolo Valdés is other of our Spanish contemporary artists, proprietor of the only, unmistakable and exquisite style.

Chronic ex-member of the Team, Valdés has been able across his work to reinvent and explore the contemporary art concept in all his facets, so much like sculpture and the diverse forms of the painting.

In this end of agonizing year, nothing better than a few moment of relaxation with a walk (very home-made certainly) for some of his paintings.

Chronic Bolaje of Team in the auction of contemporary art of Christie's

Bolaje or Game of Billiards are the Chronic piece of Team that you will be able to find in the contemporary art auction and of post war that celebrates 11 next Christie's London. This one piece joins the Tàpies already seen ones and I fixed.


Signed and dated «Team Chronicle 77 ″ (in a side); registered person and dated ‘pécghage Man Ray-77 ′ (along the low rim inside)
Cotton balls and collage in the structure of wood painted with crystal Paine
133 x 22.2 x 10.2cm
Executed in 1977
Starting price: 5.700 – 8.100 euros

This piece is somewhat only, since this luck of sculpture – installation, seldom one has seen in auctions and at a very accessible price.

Spanish current art, exhibition in the Contemporary Art museum of Madrid

Sleep, for Félix Revello of Bull

Meetings with the Current Art. Painters and Spanish sculptors there is the title of the proposal that you can visit in the Contemporary Art museum of Madrid.

What will we be able to see? The exhibition assembles more than 70 Spanish artists of last 50 years, like Antoni Tàpies, Luis Feito, Team Chronicle, for naming some. The exhibited works are paintings and sculptures.

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Works of Manolo Valdés and Team Chronicle in the Sotheby's auction

We continue with the detail of the Spanish artists who take part in the auction of poetical and symbolic European art of Sohteby's, to be realized on November 12. Now there is the shift of Manolo Valdés and Team a Chronicle.

Of Valdés we have The Rembrant palette

Oil s/lienzo seated in role
100 x 81 cm
Signed Valdés in the reverse
Starting price: 73.600 – 98.200 euros

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Contemporary art and death in the IVAM and Torrent

One way, One ticket is the collective proposal that assembles contemporary artists to be reflected on the death from the life, in simultaneous exhibitions that can be seen in the Valencian Institute of Modern art (IVAM) and in the EMAT of Torrent.

What will we be able to see? The idea is to reflect about the mortal condition of the man from the current art, across the work of artist Christian Boltanski and his installation, which they serve like axis for the artists' works like John Heartfeld, Josep Renau, Antonio Saura, Markus Lupertz, Cristina Lucas, Julio González or Antoni Tàpies, the Team Reality and the Team Chronicle.

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Thriller, Gentleman and Count duke, the Team paintings Chronicle in the auction of Spanish art Christie's

Team Chronicle says present in the big auction of Spanish art of Christie's Madrid (2 of cotubre, Westin Palace) with three really beautiful paintings, very representative of what I consider to be “the real contemporary art“.


Acrylic on linen
80 x 95 cm
Origin: Private collection, Barcelona
Starting price: 50.000 – 80.000 euros

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