The Community of Madrid has dedicated an exhibition in tribute to Antonio López at its headquarters in the Royal Post Office, located in Madrid's Puerta del Sol. The show displays two monumental heads in bronze, Carmen awake and Carmen asleep, in which the sculptor portrayed his baby granddaughter. It can be visited between April 19, 2021 to June 20, 2021.
The video created by the Culture Office of the Community of Madrid shows the interesting process of movig and placing the sculptures in the exhibition: click here.
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The catalogue of "Antonio López" exhibition has been presented at the Bancaja Foundation. Besides an extensive and enriching talk between the curator, Tomás Llorens, and Antonio López, in which they talk about art, Antonio's influences and his own career; reproductions of all the works exhibited in the exhibition are included, both by the artist himself and by María Moreno, to whom two complete rooms are dedicated. Also included is a critical chronology produced by the show's co-curator, Boye Llorens.
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The Valencia Film Library has selected El sol del membrillo, by Víctore Erice, as the film to commemorate World Audiovisual Heritage Day through its screening on October 27, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. (Rialto Building, València). It coincides with the exhibition, in the same city, Antonio López , at the Bancaja Foundation, which shows a broad journey through the artist's career; as well as a wonderful selection of work by María Moreno, who produced the film.
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The Bancaja Foundation of Valencia inaugurates the Antonio López exhibition on September 24, which shows a broad journey through the artist's career. Curated by Tomás and Boye Llorens, it fearures works from the 1950s to the present. Being also a great opportunity to see in the same exhibition a selected selection of the works of the figurative painter María Moreno, Antonio's wife. It is the first time that, apart from various group exhibitions, the couple of artists exhibit together.
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Antonio López finalizing some of his works for the next exhibition that will be inaugurated, at the Bancaja Foundation in Valencia, on September 24, 2020 and that can be visited until January 24, 2021.
On September 24, the exhibition "Antonio López" will be inaugurated at the Bancaja Foundation in Valencia. This exhibition, curated by Tomás and Boye Llorens, will cover from the beginning of Antonio's career to the present; being an excellent opportunity to see some of his latest work.
From August 30 to October 4, 2020 you can enjoy the 81 International Exhibition of Plastic Arts of Valdepeñas. In it, in addition to the drawing from the collection of the Municipal Museum of Fine Arts of Valdepeñas, Woman on the beach, two other works by Antonio López are exhibited: the oil on paper, Adrián and Miriam; and the sculpture from the Caja de Ávila Foundation collection, Man lying down.
As part of the project Art against oblivion in Boadillla de Rioseco, several images of sculptures by Antonio López have come to populate the walls, along with works by other artists, of this town of Palencia, where you can enjoy the outdoor art free of charge, as well as the landscape. Among them, the Bust of Mari must be highlighted, which remains as a tribute to the painter María Moreno, Antonio's wife.
On July 7, 2020 at 7:00 p.m., the interview that Rafael Mateu and Antonio López held during the lockdown by videoconference will be premiered on the María Cristina Masaveu Peterson Foundation channel:
Tomorrow, May 14, 2020, María Moreno would have turned 87; for this reason, a video dedicated to her life can be seen on the painter's website:
From March 12, 2020, the exhibition dedicated to Spanish art from the 20th century to the present will be opened, This show emphasizes the ability of Spanish artists to break new ground and continue innovating ever since. This semi-permanent exhibition can be visited until November 1, 2021 at the Center Pompidou in Malaga. Essential names of Spanish art from Picasso to the present are included on it, among which are Miró, Dalí, Buñuel, Barceló, Cristina Iglesias and Antonio López, who is present with a painting from the collection of this museum in its Parisian headquarters: My parents (1955-56).
To commemorate the centenary of the birth of the architect Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oiza (1918– 2000), the ICO Foundation dedicates an exhibition to him at its headquarters in Madrid, SÁENZ DE OÍZA. ARTS AND CRAFTS. In it, in addition to exploring his work and his sources of inspiration, his relationship with art and artists of his time is also dealt with. Among others, works by Antonio López or the German photographer, Stefan Moses, can be seen. On view from February 7 to April 26, 2020.
A solo exhibition of Antonio López is being prepared at the Bancaja Foundation in Valencia for the middle of the second half of 2020. In it, you w see a tour of the artist's work to date.
The film El Cuadro, directed by Andrés Sanz, has just been premiered. In it a group of experts and professionals in the arts, including Antonio López, address the different dimensions and enigmas of Velázquez's Las Meninas. This film is currently participating in the 64th edition of the Seminci festival in Valladolid in the documentary section, where it has been well received by the public.
By clicking here you can access an informative summary about the traveling exhibition Poetics between abstraction and figuration. Spanish art in the 50s and 60s. Exhibition organized by the Cervantes Institute, whose tour began in November 2017 at its headquarters in Prague and just ended in September 2019 at the Cervantes Institute in New York.
There are 17 days left to visit Antonio López's exhibition at the Silos Monastery in Burgos. It shows an intimate and personal vision of two fundamental themes in Antonio's work: childhood and flowers. The exhibition is accompanied by two monumental heads, Carmen asleep and Carmen awake.
Today the digital print of the iconic painting by Antonio López Gran Vía in Madrid has been presented.
This digigraphie is a numbered and signed print run on Canson Velín Museo paper in ten colors that guarantees the durability of the work.
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Antonio López inaugurated yesterday, September 16, 2019, his monumental sculpture, La mujer del Almanzora, in the City of Culture of Olula del Río, Almería, in front of the Ibáñez Museum and next to the Pérez Siquier Center. The event was chaired by the president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juan Manuel Moreno Bonilla, who was accompanied by various authorities from the region.
The head is eight meters high and has been raised with blocks of Macael marble, native to the region. Under the sculpture, which is hollow inside, you can visit its interpretation room.
Photo: Pablo Garía Ibáñez
From April 26 to the end of October, 2019 the individual exhibition of Antonio López can be visited at the Monastery of Silos, Burgos. In it you can see a selection of paintings and sculptures that address two of his most recurrent themes: flowers and children, enabling exploration of their similarities as living beings in all their dimensions.
Antonio is currently working on the preparation of his next solo exhibition in New York in 2020 at the Marlborough Gallery, where he will return after thirty-three years of his last show in the city.
The Antonio López Studio wants to thank Miguel Marías for his presentation of the re-release of The Quince Tree Sun in 4K at the Cine Estudio del Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, on March 14, 2019. He will also be in charge of writing a text about the movie to be included in the soon-to-be-released Blu-Ray brochure. We also want to thank the collaboration of the Cine Estudio in the re-release of the film, which it has been programmed in its cinema during this month and especially its head of programming, Manuel Asín.
From the Antonio López studio we want to thank the Enrique Gran Foundation and especially its president, Ms. Begoña Merino Gran for her collaboration in the new brochure that will accompany the Blu-Ray of El sol del membrillo that we will launch soon.
On March 14, 2019, the 4k digital version of The Quince Tree Sun by Víctor Erice will be re-released at the Cine Estudio of the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, with the new editing by the director, who personally supervised the digitization that was held at the Filmoteca de Catalunya in 2017. From the 14th to the 23rd of March, 2019, the film can be enjoyed in different sessions scheduled at the Cine Estudio.
On March 21, 2019, Víctor Erice will participate in a discussion with the filmmaker Paulino Viota about the film at the Cine Estudio at 7:30 p.m., after the screening of the film.
On February 28, 2019, the documentary directed by Nicolás Muñoz, Antonio López, Apuntes del natural, was previewed at the Cineteca, Madrid. It is dedicated to the career and biography of Antonio, focusing especially on his own account of his life and process. This documentary, co-produced by RTVE and CMM Castilla la Mancha, is part of the RTVE series Essentials, a framework in which it officially premiered on March 3, within the cycle "We are Documentary" on television channel 2.
From December 18, 2018, the five marble busts sculpted by the artists Antonio López and Andrés García Ibáñez can be seen in the Palacio de San Esteban de Murcia. These works were commissioned by the Autonomous City of Melilla to make a public sculpture by their authors, for which they made several prototypes, but they ended up becoming a different project, when they were put into stone. The sculptures on this scale function as a group as well as individually.
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On April 24, 2018, the Antonio López exhibition was inaugurated at the Palau de la Música in Barcelona, which could be enjoyed until June 24. A selection of paintings, drawings, sculptures and engravings were seen in the Millet Room. Some of the fundamental themes dealt with by the artist were brought together: the human figure, still life and the vegetal world. The exhibition was completed with the monumental head of Carmen asleep that was exhibited outside the building.
Antonio López inaugurated the "Talks with art" at the Focus Foundation in Seville, on April 4, 2018, together with its director, Anabel Morillo, and the professor of the University of the same city and artist, Mar García Ranedo, at the Hospital de los Venerables, headquarters of the Foundation.
On March 14, 2018, the Carlos III University of Madrid Medal of Honor was awarded to the architect Rafael Moneo and Antonio López, who closed the ceremony with a discussion between the two at the Carmen Martín Gaite Library on the institution's campus. .
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On January 26, 2018, the investiture ceremony of Doctor Honoris Causa by the Complutense University of Madrid took place in the auditorium of the institution, by the Hon. Rector, Mr. Carlos Andradas. This title has been awarded to Antonio in recognition of his artistic career.
On February 8, 2018, at 6:30 pm, the film by Víctor Erice El sol del sol del membrillo that narrates the creative process of Antonio López, will be screened within the framework of the activities programmed around the exhibition The poetics of abstraction and figuration.
On January 27, 2018, The Quince Tree Sun will be screened at the MoMA Museum in New York, within the "To Save and Project" Festival, organized by the curator of the Museum's Film Department, Dave Kehr. This is the fifteenth edition of the festival dedicated to showing recently restored or preserved films in the international arena.
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Víctor Erice's film will be screened during the Les Rencontres du Film d'Art festival in Saint-Gaudens, France in January 2018. This festival is organized annually dedicated to the arts, showing films dealing with different arts and their creators in different genres .
On January 11, 2018, at 6:30 pm, the documentary about María Moreno La luz de Antonio will be screened at the Cervantes Institute in Prague. As part of the documentary series scheduled as activities around the exhibition The poetics of abstraction and figuration, which can be seen at the same institution until February 10th.
The exhibition The Poetics of Abstraction and Figuration was inaugurated at the Cervantes Institute in Prague. It consists of 35 works by some of the most representative artists of Madrid figurative art and abstraction of the 1950s and 1960s. Works by members of the El Paso group are included, among which were Antonio Saura, Luis Feito, Martín Chirino and Rafael Canogar, among others; but also paintings by other abstract and figurative artists such as Lucio Muñoz, Isabel Quintanilla, María Moreno or Antonio López. The latter, although they were not part of any artistic group, maintained ties of friendship and artistic connection, being later grouped by critics.
On the occasion of World Audiovisual Heritage Day, next Friday, October 27, 2017, at 7:00 pm, the Catalonia Film Library will present the digitized 4K copy of the film El sol del membrillo by Víctor Erice at its headquarters in Barcelona.
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The Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Carlos de Valencia has granted the title of Academician of Honor to Antonio López, in a ceremony that took place in the Academy's Assembly Hall on October 24, 2017, coinciding with the 250 years of the creation of the institution and the opening of the academic year.
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The Artika publishing house presents the first artist's book by Antonio López, Cuerpos y flores, which with a very careful edition addresses both concepts throughout its trajectory. The work includes texts by the artist, the professor of aesthetics at Pompeu Fabra University in Bracelona, Rafael Argullol, and a conversation between Antonio López and the sculptor Julio Vaquero. It is a one-time limited edition signed by the artist. The work can be purchased through the publisher's website by clicking here or on the image.
On January 11, 2018, at 6:30 pm, the documentary about María Moreno, La luz de Antonio, will be screened at the Cervantes Institute in Prague. As part of the documentary series scheduled as activities around the exhibition The poetics of abstraction and figuration, which can be seen at the same institution until February 10.
The journalist José Miguel Vila has published "Forty years of culture in democratic Spain (197-2017)", a book that includes 40 interviews with 40 personalities representing the world of culture, education and science -among them Antonio López - with which he tries to explain the state of culture during that period in our country.
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This summer the book by the Chinese critic Xing Xiaosheng, Antonio López García, A brilliant artistic career spanning 60 years / Luòpeìsi. Liùshí Nían Huíhuáng Yìshù Shengyá (China: 2017), was published. With this puablication, the author brings to the knowledge of the Chinese public the work and career of Antonio López.
On December 21, 2016, the Endesa Foundation presented at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid the book by Gonzalo Jiménez-Blanco, Conversations with Antonio López, which collects the conversations he had with the artist for almost a decade. It was in the lawyer's office, overlooking Madrid's Gran Vía, where Antonio has painted one of his views of the street - whose evolution is reflected in the second volume of this publication - where they held these conversations.
On September 29, 2017, the exhibition Reality interpreted at the Tomás y Valiente Art Center in Fuelabrada was inaugurated, including work by the main representatives of Madrid's Realist art from the second half of the 20th century.