We build upon that which art history has placed in our hands.
Manolo Valdes

Following the dissolution of Equipo Crónica, the pioneering group of Pop Art in Spain, which he cofounded, Valdés continued his career solo as of 1982. His works derive their strength from the masterpieces of the past, recreating and re-contextualizing some of Western art’s most representative icons, bear historic clues, colors, and textures, and make strong references to art history, carrying traces that extend from Velázquez to Zurbarán, and from Matisse to Picasso and Lichtenstein.

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