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Friday, 18 May 2018

Manolo Valdés at Berkeley Square

The monumental Reina Mariana by the prominent Spanish artist Manolo Valdés was installed today for public display at the historic Berkeley Square of London. The famous sculpture will be elegantly gracing the iconic square, located in the heart of the prestigious Mayfair area, within a secure park. The Spanish artist is internationally renowned for his monumental sculptures as well as signature paintings influenced by the great masters. 

Valdés has always observed the paintings of Diego Velázquez as a source and site of investigation. Especially Velázquez's portrait of Queen Mariana (ca. 1652), which has been a source of inspiration for Reina Mariana. 

The sculpture depicts the queen in a tightly encased bodice and stiff farthingale, as was the fashion of the time. Appearing stiff in both painting and sculpture, Reina Mariana captures the theatricality of courtly constraint. Made solely of bronze, its weight exceeds 800 kilograms, situated on a dark grey plinth. 

London visitors and residents will have the opportunity to gaze at the monumental sculpture at Berkeley Square for the coming months.

See more images of the monumental Reina Mariana here.

For more information on the artist please visit here

Contact: london@operagallery.com.


Thursday, 3 May 2018

Yasmina Alaoui receives award at the 2018 Dakar Biennale

Congratulations to Yasmina Alaoui who was awarded the "Prix de la diversité culturelle” (Award for Cultural Diversity) at the 2018 Dakar Biennale "The Red Hour" curated by Simon Njami, in which she is representing Morocco with 4 new artworks from her series “Sediments”!

This new body of work explores the artist’s relationship to her roots in Northern Africa and the post-colonial world in which she exists. Yasmina Alaoui’s works pay homage to historic narratives of her Moroccan upbringing, including the pre-Islamic fascination with ruin. Referred to as "al-waqfa `ala al-atlal” this poetic motif considers a site of ruin as a starting place, a new beginning.

The Biennale of Contemporary African Art, DAK’ART, runs through 2 June 2018. 

 


Wednesday, 25 April 2018

A new Opera Gallery in Zurich

We are delighted to announce the opening of OPERA GALLERY ZURICH

Opera Gallery Zurich, conveniently situated on the prestigious Bahnhofstrasse, occupies 450 square meters over two floors. 

We are very excited to integrate such a vibrant and cultural community. Zurich plays a pivotal role in the European artistic scene and we hope to further strengthen our engagement with the local cultural institutions, collectors and public audiences.  

The opening reception, « Masters Unveiled », will be on the 7th July, where we will celebrate the works of modern and contemporary artists such as Pablo Picasso, Fernand Leger, Marc Chagall, Joan Miró, Jean Dubuffet, Pierre Soulages, Georg Baselitz, Lucio Fontana, Yayoi Kusama, Keith Haring, Alexander Calder, Tom Wesselmann, Manolo Valdés and Andy Denzler, amongst others.    

 

  • Full contact details: 
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  • Address: Opera Gallery Zurich, Bahnhofstrasse 3 Zürich, CH - 8001, Switzerland
  • Phone: +41 (0)44 213 22 33
  • Email: zurich@operagallery.com

 

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Sunday, 22 April 2018

Opera Gallery Seoul: relocation

New gallery and exhibition space!

Earlier this month, Opera Gallery Seoul relocated to Gangnam-gu and you can now find us at 18, Eonju-ro 154 gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06021.

To launch this new gallery, we are pleased to presented the exhibition "Re-Opening Seoul" from 22 March until 22 April 2018. 

 

Our contact details remain unchanged:

 


 

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Manolo Valdés in Dubai

Manolo Valdés and Opera Gallery are exhibiting 5 monumental sculptures by the New York-based Spanish artist across the DIFC in Dubai.

Manolo Valdés’ exceptional vision and ability to create a visual and figurative language that is reminiscent of both the past and present have made him one of the most important Spanish artists today. This is the first time that his works are exhibited in the Middle East.

Alongside, the exhibition "Manolo Valdés in Dubai" runs at Opera Gallery Dubai until 15 April 2018.

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Sunday, 1 April 2018

Art Central Hong Kong 2018

Opera Gallery is at Art Central Hong Kong from 26 March until 1 April.

Our booth features a curated selection of contemporary art, including Yasmina Alaoui, Fernando Botero, Cho Sung-Hee, Mike Dargas, Andy Denzler, Yves Klein, Yayoi Kusama, Lee Ufan, Valay Shende, Suh Jeong-Min, Manolo Valdés, David Kim Whittaker and Yoo Bong-Sang.

 

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Sunday, 25 March 2018

Manolo Valdés: "Una Visión Personal"

Until 25 March 2018, the work of Manolo Valdés is exhibited at the Fundación Bancaja in Valencia, Spain. 

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“Una Visión Personal" is made up of nearly 150 works, covering retrospectively the solo career of Manolo Valdés from its beginnings in the early 1980s to the present day and also revealing to the public some works that have never been exhibited before.
The exhibit of works features for the first time in a joint way all the disciplines in which the artist has expressed himself over more than 35 years: from painting and sculpture to engraving and decorative arts.
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Curated by Prof. Kosme de Barañano, “Una Visión Personal” opens with a review of Valdés’ first body of work, before moving on to other themes born in the last ten years of his career, such as portraits, still lifes, variations on Matisse, African masks or his direct commentary on art history.
The exhibition also reviews his sculptural work, less known in Spain, but that has been shown internationally, including at the Botanical Garden in New York, on the Place Vendôme in Paris and recently in Valencia and Singapore.

 


 

Saturday, 27 January 2018

BRAFA Art Fair

Opera Gallery is coming to BRAFA art fair from 27 January until 4 February.

Come see our stand featuring art by Manolo Valdés, Jean Dubuffet and JM Basquiat among others.

 

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Friday, 26 January 2018

Art Stage Singapore

Opera Gallery will be at ART STAGE SINGAPORE from 26 to 28 January 2018. 

Come see our stand featuring Fernando Botero, Lita Cabellut, Sam Francis, Toshimitsu Imai, Yayoi Kusama, Julian Opie, Kazuo Shiraga, Manolo Valdés, Nara Yoshimoto and more...

 

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Thursday, 11 January 2018

Palm Beach Modern+Contemporary

Opera Gallery is delighted to kick off 2018 by participating in the new edition of the Palm Beach Modern+Contemporary art fair.

Come see our booth featuring art by Fernando Botero, Manolo Valdés, Andy Denzler, Pino Manos and Yasmina Alaoui! 

 

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