2 July 2014
Manolo Valdes (b. 1942)
Retrato de Francois Clouet
signed and titled '"FRANCOIS CLOUET" M VALDÈS' (on the reverse)
oil and burlap collage on burlap
77 ¾ x 51in. (197.5 x 129.5cm.)
Executed in 1991
Cynthia Bourne Gallery, London.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1996.
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Manolo Valdés à Chambord, exh. cat., Chambord, Château du Chamboard, 2010 (detail illustrated in colour, p. 28).
London, Cynthia Bourne Gallery, Manolo Valdés, 1996.
‘I am just a narrator who comments on the history of painting in various ways, using new materials: it is like a game that consists of changing the code and the key to the artwork…. Many of my colours, materials and textures are the product of relived experiences of other masters. My painting involves much reflection’
(M. Valdés, quoted in Manolo Valdés 1981-2006, exh. cat., Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, 2006, p. 20).
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