Joan Miró, Joan Brossa, Antonio Saura, Manolo Millares, Manolo Rivera, Luis Feito, Rafael Canogar, Juana Francés
Mayoral articulates an exhibition programme focused on informalism and post-war art, both in Catalan and Spanish, with artists such as Tàpies, Chillida, Millares, Saura, Brossa, Cuixart, Guerrero, Zóbel, Canogar or Feito; as well as some of the avant-garde artists of the 20th century, such as Miró, Picasso or Dalí.
The gallery develops rigorously curated projects that are the result of an exhaustive process of research and documentation, with the collaboration of the artists' families, foundations and other institutions whose mission is to preserve and promote the legacy of the artists they represent. Likewise, it counts on the complicity of a significant number of collectors and museums, both public and private, to fulfill its mission. The gallery develops rigurously curated projects which have been thoroughly researched and documented along with the collaboration of the families and the artists’ estates, so as to preserve and divulge their legacy along with the complicity of museums, private and institutional collectors. Galeria Mayoral participates in TEFAF Maastricht, TEFAF New York Spring, Frieze New York, ARCOmadrdi i Art Basel Hong Kong.
From Thu. 17th to Sat. 19th Sept. / 10 am - 8
Sun. 20th Sept. / 10 am - 3 pm
We present the exhibition starting from the key idea that he was, undoubtedly, one of the major artists of the postwar era.
Through this exhibition in the Mayoral gallery, we spotlight the huge impact on the artist of the years during which he lived in the United States and, more specifically, in New York City. For him this life experience, in addition to the influence and friendship that he had with other USA artists of the time, represented an impulse and a creative force often mentioned in his writings.
Juan Manuel Bonet, the curator of the exhibition, offers an extraordinary review of José Guerrero ’s artistic career, especially of the years in which he lived and painted in the USA.
José Guerrero, a ground-breaking, radical and coherent artist throughout his career, a defining name in contemporary art, relives in this exhibition that we are holding in Barcelona, the city where he died in 1991.
José Guerrero (Granada, Spain, 1914 – Barcelona, 1991) was a Spanish artist, especially known for his abstract expressionist paintings, who spent much of his working life in USA. He is considered one of the most important Spanish painters of the second half of the 20th century.