ARTBOOK LOGO

ARTBOOK BLOG

RECENT POSTS

DATE 6/27/2016

Christian Patterson: Bottom of the Lake

DATE 6/5/2016

Nancy Princenthal Talk & Agnes Martin Book Signing at ARTBOOK @ Hauser Wirth & Schimmel

DATE 6/4/2016

Meghan Boody Launch Event at Harper's Books, East Hampton

DATE 6/4/2016

Come to Our Los Angeles Sample Sale!

DATE 6/2/2016

Joanna Ebenstein to Launch 'Anatomical Venus' at the Strand

DATE 5/31/2016

Summer of Love

DATE 5/30/2016

Picturing America's National Parks

DATE 5/29/2016

Picturing America's National Parks

DATE 5/28/2016

Picturing America's National Parks

DATE 5/26/2016

Snøhetta: People, Process, Projects

DATE 5/25/2016

Nobuyoshi Araki: The Banquet

DATE 5/24/2016

Arlene Shechet: Meissen Recast

DATE 5/23/2016

Invisible Man: Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison in Harlem

DATE 5/22/2016

Slash: A History of the Legendary LA Punk Magazine, 1977-1980

DATE 5/21/2016

Raymond Pettibon: Homo Americanus, Vavoom

DATE 5/21/2016

Kristin Capp Talk and Signing at University Bookstore Seattle

DATE 5/20/2016

Raymond Pettibon: Homo Americanus

DATE 5/20/2016

Invisible Man: Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison in Harlem at Art Institute of Chicago

DATE 5/19/2016

In Search of the Ecstatic, Sublime & Uncanny

DATE 5/19/2016

The Anatomical Venus: Wax, God, Death & the Ecstatic

DATE 5/18/2016

Blueprint for Counter Education

DATE 5/18/2016

Blueprint for Counter Education

DATE 5/17/2016

Yayoi Kusama: Give Me Love, My Heart

DATE 5/16/2016

Agnes Martin On a Clear Day

DATE 5/14/2016

Olivia Bee & BØRNS Launch 'Kids in Love' at ARCANA

DATE 5/14/2016

Dashwood Presents Robert Cumming Signing 'The Difficulties of Nonsense'

DATE 5/13/2016

Marcel Duchamp: Boîte-en-valise

DATE 5/13/2016

Goshka Macuga: Before the Beginning and after the End

DATE 5/12/2016

Gerhard Richter: Panorama, A Retrospective, Expanded Edition

DATE 5/12/2016

Dave Hickey Talk & Signing at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel

DATE 5/11/2016

Join ARTBOOK | D.A.P. at Book Expo!

DATE 5/10/2016

Chris Killip: In Flagrante Two, Rocker and his toad

DATE 5/10/2016

Blueprint for Counter Education Launch at Harvard CCVA

DATE 5/10/2016

Chris Killip Booklist

DATE 5/9/2016

Chris Killip: In Flagrante Two

DATE 5/8/2016

Happy Mother's Day!

DATE 5/7/2016

Wolfgang Tillmans: What’s Wrong with Redistribution?

DATE 5/6/2016

Mark Bradford: Tears of a Tree

DATE 5/6/2016

Rosalyn Drexler, Katy Siegel & Jonathan Lethem Launch 'Who Does She Think She Is?' at 192 Books

DATE 5/6/2016

On Curating 2: Paradigm Shifts Launch & PanelOn Curating 2 Launch & Panel with Carolee Thea

DATE 5/5/2016

Isa Genzken: Mach dich hübsch!

DATE 5/4/2016

Marcel Broodthaers: The Conquest of Space

DATE 5/3/2016

Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Harper's Bazaar

DATE 5/2/2016

Walead Beshty Launch & Conversation at Printed Matter

DATE 5/2/2016

Hans Ulrich Obrist In Conversation with Pedro Reyes

DATE 5/2/2016

Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Diana Vreeland

DATE 5/1/2016

Cinco de Mayo!

DATE 5/1/2016

Marianne Vitale Launches 'Train Wreck' at 192 Books

DATE 5/1/2016

Lipstick Flavor: Mickalene Thomas

DATE 5//2016

Paul McCarthy Book Launch at ARTBOOK @ Hauser Wirth & Schimmel

DATE 5//2016

Paul McCarthy Book Launch at ARTBOOK @ Hauser Wirth & Schimmel


EVENTS

TODD BRADWAY | DATE 7/12/2011

Antonio López’s Retrospective Exhibition Opens at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

ARTBOOK | D.A.P. Director of Title Acquisitions Todd Bradway traveled to Madrid, Spain, in late June to attend the opening of renowned figurative painter and sculptor Antonio López’s retrospective exhibition at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza. This is the first of three blogs chronicling Todd's stay in Madrid, which included multiple visits to the museum, a studio visit with the artist and his wife, and a trip to TF Editores, who is printing D.A.P.'s forthcoming publication, Antonio López García: Paintings and Sculpture, which will release in the United States in September of this year.


Antonio López’s Retrospective Exhibition Opens at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
Antonio López’s first museum exhibition in Spain in nearly 20 years opened on June 27, 2011 at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza. It is a comprehensive, career spanning exhibition that features over 100 works, including oil paintings, drawings and sculptures. The exhibition is organized thematically—Memory, Madrid, Gran Vía, Trees, Nudes, Characters and Interiors.
Antonio López’s Retrospective Exhibition Opens at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
The exhibition includes a number of López’s sculptures, including a cast of his enormous 18’ sculpture Woman of Coslada (2010), which is the first thing you see upon entering the museum. A bronze version of this work is permanently installed on Avenida de la Constitución, in Madrid.
Antonio López’s Retrospective Exhibition Opens at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
The exhibition includes many of López’s best known works, including the masterwork Gran Via (1974-1981). Unlike many of the artist’s other cityscapes, which are often quite large, this is a medium-sized work. As Miguel Fernandez-Cid writes in MFA Boston’s Antonio López Garcia, “this is a human being’s view (of the city), justifying the painting’s more modest scale.” It took López seven years to complete this painting. He worked on site, 20 minutes per day at most, in order to maintain consistent light throughout his working process.
Antonio López’s Retrospective Exhibition Opens at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
A detail of View of Madrid from Torres Blancas (1974-1982). Torres Blancas is the highrise tower where López positioned himself to paint this image. In the MFA Boston catalogue, Lopez says of the painting: “I realized this (urban landscapes) was a subject I had made my own and that it would stay with me for the rest of my life. A panoramic view of a major city is mankind’s great stage, where individuals lead their lives, and at the same time it is much like the indoor space of my studio. I identify with it.”
Antonio López’s Retrospective Exhibition Opens at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
The making of the painting Quince Tree (1992) was documented in Victor Erice’s Quince Tree of the Sun, a beautiful film that captures López’s creative process from choice of subject through execution. In Antonio López Garcia, the artist is quoted: “My insistence on painting quince trees is due to the fact that just by looking at them, they convey the beauty of life to me. The aroma of the fruit excites me, and when I sit in the shadow of the quince, it’s as if I were sitting beside someone truly charitable.”
Antonio López’s Retrospective Exhibition Opens at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
An early morning view of López’s sculpture Carmen Sleeping (2008), installed in the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza courtyard.
Antonio López’s Retrospective Exhibition Opens at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
Antonio López’s sculptures Day and Night (2008) were commissioned by and are permanently installed at the Atocha train station in Madrid, just blocks away from the Reina Sofia. According to Miguel Fernandez-Cid, “the work alludes to the horses of day and night, among which Phidias depicted the birth of Athena on the Parthenon friezes.” For López, this was “one of those commissions that allow you to do something you’ve never done before, such as turn a small sculpture into something huge.”
Antonio López’s Retrospective Exhibition Opens at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
ARTBOOK | D.A.P. is honored to represent the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisz’s catalog for the exhibition in our Spring 2012 catalog. ABOVE LEFT: the cover of the forthcoming exhibition catalog. ABOVE RIGHT: Pages 228-229, showing two versions of The Table (1971-1980); a collaged drawing and the final work.

Antonio López

Antonio López

FUNDACIóN COLECCIóN THYSSEN-BORNEMISZA
Clth, 9.5 x 10.75 in. / 264 pgs / 176 color / 45 b&w.

Antonio López García: Drawings
Antonio López García: Drawings

Antonio López García: Paintings and Sculpture
Antonio López García: Paintings and Sculpture

Antonio López García
Antonio López García

Antonio López
Antonio López



ARTBOOK LOGO
 
 

the art world's source for books on art & culture

  

CUSTOMER SERVICE
orders@artbook.com
212 627 1999
M-F 9-5 EST

TRADE ACCOUNTS

800 338 2665

CONTACT

JOBS + INTERNSHIPS

NEW YORK
Showroom by Appointment Only
155 Sixth Avenue
New York NY 10013
Tel   212 627 1999

LOS ANGELES
Showroom by Appointment Only
818 S. Broadway, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Tel. 323 969 8985

ARTBOOK LLC
D.A.P. | Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.


All site content Copyright C 2000-2013 by Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. and the respective publishers, authors, artists. For reproduction permissions, contact the copyright holders.

ARTBOOK AMPERSAT

The D.A.P. Catalog
www.artbook.com