TODD BRADWAY | DATE 7/20/2011
On June 29th, ARTBOOK | D.A.P.’s Todd Bradway had the rare opportunity to visit legendary Spanish figurative painter and sculptor Antonio López García at his studio in Madrid.
Antonio López Garcia’s studio is located on a quiet street in an unassuming neighborhood of Madrid. This is the same location that appeared in Victor Erice’s film Quince Tree of the Sun
López Garcia had printouts of works, such as "Sinforoso and Josefa," (1955), hanging throughout his studio. He was using them to compose his forthcoming book, Antonio López Garcia: Paintings and Sculpture
During our meeting, decisions were made concerning the cover of TF Editores’ Spanish language edition of Antonio López Garcia: Paintings and Sculpture
. You can see many variations in the background of this photograph.
One of many sculptures currently in progress in López Garcia’s studio.
López Garcia’s still-in-progress portrait of the Spanish Royal family. Many of the preparatory studies for this work can be seen in D.A.P.’s publication Antonio López Garcia: Drawings
López Garcia demonstrates his technique for modeling the surface of his sculptures ("Woman of Coslada"). The monumental 18-foot bronze version of this work is permanently installed on Avenida de la Constitución, in Madrid.
Antonio López Garcia with his wife, Maria López.