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The Fundació Suñol unveils a new exhibition with Miró, Plensa, Tàpies, Dalí, Warhol, and Man Ray works

The Suñol Foundation celebrates its fifth anniversary with a new exhibition of 100 works from its collection, 30 of which have never been seen before. The exhibition combines works from Catalan artists such as Joan Miró, Jaume Plensa, Antoni Tàpies and Salvador Dalí, with others by Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Man Ray and Alighiero Boetti, among others.

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27 September 2012 02:58 PM

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ACN / Margalida Amengual

Barcelona (ACN).- The Fundació Suñol celebrates its fifth anniversary with a new exhibition in Barcelona of part of its collection. It will show 100 works from 70 different artists; combining works from Catalan masters, such as Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí, Jaume Plensa and Antoni Tàpies, with others from artists such as Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Man Ray and Alighiero Boetti. The \u20185è anniversari\u2019 exhibition will display 30 works that have never been publicly showed before. \u201CWe thought it was convenient to have a different look at the collection, while adding to it what these five years have represented\u201D, explained Sergi Aguilar, Director of the Suñol Foundation.


In 2007, Josep Suñol opened his art collection to the public through the Fundació Suñol, located in Barcelona\u2019s downtown, in the Passeig de Gràcia Boulevard. As Aguilar explained, the collection\u2019s first exhibition was with a \u201Cvery specific\u201D selection of works. The next year, a second exhibition was organised with more contemporary artists.

In the last three years, the Fundació Suñol has hosted other projects that were not directly linked to the collection. Therefore, while celebrating the organisation\u2019s fifth anniversary, the foundation\u2019s managers believed they should come back to their original collection and \u201Chave a different look at the collection, while adding to it what these five years have represented\u201D, explained Aguilar.

For the foundation\u2019s Director, one of the main values of the Suñol Collection is the \u201Ctime period and technique variety\u201D, as it includes very diverse work created between 1915 and 2005. \u201CThe 20th century was a period when contemporary art was very radical; this is why we reflect this variety of ideas and technical treatment\u201D, emphasised Aguilar.

The exhibition \u20185è anniversari\u2019 wants to show this variety and therefore includes painting, photography, collage, digital techniques and sculpture work, by more than 70 different artists. Some of the most famous names are Joan Miró, Jaume Plensa, Salvador Dalí, Antoni Tàpies, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Man Ray and Alighiero Boetti.

For Aguilar, one of the key aspects of the exhibition is the \u201Cbalance\u201D, which has been achieved between well-known works by famous masters with the work by artists from a new generation. Instead of being in chronological order, the exhibition shows the works from a thematic point of view. It is divided into different categories: Faces, Scriptures, Dreams, Bodies, Abstractions and Geometries, Landscapes, Expressionisms and Resistances.

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