Spanish art in the auction of contemporary art of Sotheby's

We already dedicate an exclusive entry to the work of Antoni Tàpies, the Spanish artist with more works in the Sotheby's auction, now it is the moment to see the work of other contemporary Spanish artists who also are present in the auction of contemporary art that will be realized on June 26 in London:

Homage to Saint John of the Cross, for Eduardo Chillida

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23 for 20 cm
Ink and collage of role with chain
Signed, and the inscription with the monogram of the artist
Executed in 1991
Starting price: 26.000 – 33.000 €

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Manolo Millares in the auction of contemporary art of Sotheby's

Manolo Millares is the only present Spanish artist in the auction of contemporary art of Sotheby's, which will be realized on May 27 and 28 in Paris. Let's see his picture:

I square 193 – Lot Nº15

Oil on burlap
130 x 97 cm
Fimado in the frame
Executed in 1962
Starting price: 150.000 – 200.000 €

I square 24 of Manolo Millares in the auction of contemporary art of Christie's

On February 11 Christie's celebrates his contemporary art auction and of post war with very varied lots, in which there are present Spanish artists, like Manolo Millares, of the one whom we will see:

I square 24

Mixed skill on burlap
162 x 130 cm
signed Thousands, below right
Executed in 1958
Starting price: 216.000 – 324.500 euros

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.

Silencis, exhibition of 24 Spanish contemporary artists in the Monastery of Siloes

Work of Lucio Muñoz in exhibition

Silencis, 24 artists in 25 exhibitions is the title of the big sample - homage that the Monastery of Siloes exhausts the Spanish contemporary artists who have happened for his rooms.

What will we be able to see? Since we pass in August, this would be a big exhibition and the only opportunity to see the best exponents of the current Spanish art, with works of 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, Carlos Franco, Gustavo Torner, Xavier Mascaró and Francesc Ruiz.

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Manolo Millares, Juan Uslé y Dis Berlin in the auction of Spanish art Christie's

To a week of the annual auction of Spanish contemporary art of Christie's Madrid, we present the last contemporary art lots to them. We will see the only lots with what there take part Manolo Millares, Juan Uslé y Dis Berlin.

Of Thousands we have PERSONAGE

Signed áng. inf. izq: THOUSANDS
Mixed skill on burlap
100 x 81 cm
Executed in 1968
Origin: Gallery Juana Mordó, Madrid
Starting price: € 120,000 – € 180,000

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Silensis, exhibition of Spanish contemporary artists in the Monastery of Siloes

Work of Antoni Tàpies, 1981

As part of the period 2008 – 2009, let's treat the advance of the collective big one that will assemble the best Spanish contemporary artists in the Monastery Santo Domingo of Siloes.

The proposal of the collective one is to assemble each of 24 artists who have exhibited in the abbey throughout these eight years. Work of all one will be able to see the disciplines and styles, with artists of the size of Barceló, Block, Lucio Muñoz Looked, Valdés, between others.

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“Spain 1957-2007 ″, exhibition that the contemporary Spanish art assembles in Palermo

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Palermo has dressed itself with better than the Spanish art of last times. Spain 1957-2007 is monumental ours that it is possible to visit in Palace Sant'Elia of the Italian city and gathers the best contemporary Spanish artists from the group Step up to the transition to the contemporary thing.

In this monographic Spaniard there are works of Picasso, Barceló Looked, Dalí, Chillida, Gordillo, Canogar, Block, Thousands, Team Chronicle, Esther Ferrer, Muñoz, Antotion López, Carlos Paso, Jordi Colomer, Txomin Badiola, for naming some.

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The Spanish Unformalism: principal exponents

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Gray with two forms. Antoni Tápies

The Unformalism is a current that arises in France and then it would spread over the whole Europe, exercising a very strong influence in Spain. The diverse theories existentialists that Jean Paul Sartre and Martín Heidegger raised, highlighting the finished freedom of the artist to express his experiences and emotions would revolutionize the art in the middle of the XXth century.

This pictorial movement was opposed to the existing tendencies, like the cubism, where the geometric rigor is the essential part of the works. On the contrary, the unformalism pushes it back completely, doing without the formal will and proposing the creation as the rhythms that our instinct dictates us, capturing it in spots of color and big quantity of lines intermingled between themselves.

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Artistic movements: Group Step

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Artists of The Step

After the Second World war, Spain was plunged in a finished social and political chaos, and also, the artistic world in general was in a lethargy that lasted already 20 years. In 1957, there appears a group of artists belonging to the unformalism, which broke this coldness, and returned him to the country the place deserved in the world of the art.

It is a question of the group Step, where a set of young artists was appearing with a big international impulse. The members of the same one were: José Ayllón, Rafael Canogar, Martín Chirino, Manuel Conde, Luis Feito, Juana Francés, Manuel Millares, Manuel Rivera, Antonio Saura, Pablo Serrano, Antonio Suárez and Manuel Viola.

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