The award-winning Spanish artist Manolo Valdes (b. 1942) draws upon his Spanish artistic heritage to create complex works that explore both the past and the present day. He takes elements from the works of great masters such as Velázquez, Picasso, and Tàpies, and generates new narratives that insightfully address our social and political realities. Historical personages such as Don Quixote and Velázquez’ Meninas are abstracted and… Read more
About the artwork
The award-winning Spanish artist Manolo Valdes has created dozens of sculptures and print works inspired by Velázquez’s Masterpiece Las Meninas. Bronze sculptures of the maids have graced the streets of New York and Paris, while an edition of this print itself resides in the Guggenheim’s permanent collection.