Spanish art in the auction of contemporary art and of postwar period of Christie's

On April 30 Christie's realizes an auction of contemporary art and of postwar period in London, where we emphasize the lots of Spanish artists, headed by Antoni Clavé, Antoni Tàpies, Rafael Canogar and José Guerrero, let's see the pictures:

The Urn of Rafael Canogar

Signed and dated ‘Canogar 1973 ′
Polyester and fiberglass in wood
124.4 x 125.7 x 57.1cm
Executed in 1973
Starting price: 11.100 – 16.600 €

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Big spring auction in Fernando Durán

On April 1 and 2 the auction house Fernando Durán will realize the Big spring Auction in which you will be able to find jewels, furnitures, objects of decoration, painting, graphic work and sculpture of Spanish and international artists, with a whole of 943 pieces.

Today will see some of the Spanish contemporary artists with his most out-standing lots:


Etching signed and numbered H.C. 11/15 to pencil
Measurements: 34 x 43 cm
Starting price: 450 €

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Works of Rafael Canogar in the auction of Fernando Durán

The house Fernando Durán began yesterday a meeting of 3 auction of art (they finish tomorrow) in the one that we emphasize in contemporary art to artist Rafael Canogar, let's see his lots:

Lot 161

Etching and signed, numbered serigraphy 95/100, alumnus and dated to hand
Measurements: 75 x 70 cm
Starting price: 700 Euros

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Head of Rafael Canogar to auction in Christiés

We could not allow naming Rafael Canogar and his lot in the contemporary art auction and of post war of Christie's London the next one 11. Let's see the picture of the abstract Spanish painter:


Signed 'CanogaR' (below to the right)
Oil on linen
130.3 x 97.2cm
Executed in 1984
Starting price: 13.700 – 15.100 euros

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Biography of Rafael Canogar

The indolence, 1959

This painter and sculptor was born in Toledo in the year 1935. Between 1949 and 1954 he studied with the painter Daniel Vázquez Díaz. Then, between 1957 and 1960 he was a charter member of the group Step.

He is one of the principal representatives of the abstract art in Spain, in his beginning it imitated the style of the cubism of Picasso and of Braque, and of the surrealism of Joan Miró, until it evolved towards the unformalist abstraction. Although it started with the oil on cloth, happening to use other materials like polyester, acrylic, wood and fiberglass, then it incorporated the photo.

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Works of Joan Pon ç and Rafael Canogar in the Sotheby's auction

There is the shift of two Spanish painters with small a presence in the current auctions and in the legitimized space of the art, but of very good works. It is a question of Rafael Canogar and Joan Pon ç, let's see his pieces:

Of Pon ç we have Without title

Watercolor and stained with role
50 x 69.5cm
Signed: Juan Ponc / 66 / Cadaqués in the reverse
Starting price: 7.300 – 9.800 euros

The last work of Pon ç complete was Contrallum of the sun, auctioned by Segre in January to 33.000 euros.

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


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


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


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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“The man of the rocking chair” of Rafael Canogar to auction in Italy

Rafael Canogar is one of the artists of the group Step that more I like and finally we have met on a work of him that enters the auction of the Italian house Metting Art, which will be realized on January 27 at 1 p.m. hs.

The work in question is The man of the rocking chair


Linen fluttered s /
162×130 cm, dated 1964 and signed.
Evaluation: 60.000 EUR.

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