Art of the World Gallery , Stand n° 

"LOVE" - Robert Indiana

Robert Indiana "LOVE"

"Two Friends" - Fernando Botero

Fernando Botero "Two Friends"

Exhibiting Artists

  • Fernando Botero  (+)

    Biography : Fernando Botero, born in Medellin, Colombia in 1932, is frequently mentioned as the world’s most important living artist. With a style that is immediately recognized and celebrated in every corner of this planet, he has maintained throughout his career constancy and coherence in the exploration of volume and color while depicting scenes from his childhood in Colombia and Latin America. Although his subject matter is local, he has achieved a universal language that explains his worldwide success. He is strongly influenced by the works of the Great Masters in the History of Art and prides himself on his respect and love of this tradition. Over a career spanning more than 50 years, he is one of the world’s most prolific artists and is one of the few who expresses his art across almost all mediums. Exhibited all over the world, he has the honor of being the living artist who has had the most museum exhibitions, the most books written about him and the most films made. He is still active today.

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    • Fernando Botero - "Two Friends" "Two Friends"

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  • Jim Dine  (+)

    Biography : American artist Jim Dine was born in 1935 in Cincinnati, Ohio to second-generation Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe. In 1948, Dine began to take art classes at the studio of local artist Vincent Taylor, and in high school, he attended evening classes at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. He studied at night at the Cincinnati Art Academy during his senior year of high school and then attended the University of Cincinnati, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Ohio University, Athens, from which he received his B.F.A. in 1957. Dine moved to New York in 1959. In 1962 Dine’s work was included, along with Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Robert Dowd, Edward Ruscha, and Wayne Thiebaud, in the historic and ground-breaking New Painting of Common Objects, at the Norton Simon Museum. This exhibition is considered to be one of the first “Pop Art” exhibitions in America. The Pop-Abstract Expressionist divide had lasting effects for Dine. Like many of his colleagues, such as Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, and Claes Oldenburg. Jim Dine did not separate himself completely from Abstract Expressionism. Instead, he blended an expressive and human style with recognizable and often personal objects. He was able to incorporate the basic philosophies of both movements into his work. In a 1963 interview, “What is Pop Art,” Dine explained his position: “I don’t believe there was a sharp break and this [Pop Art] is replacing Abstract Expressionism. Pop art is only one facet of my work. More than popular images I’m interested in personal images…I tie myself to Abstract Expressionism like fathers and sons.” His work appears in major collections across the United States and abroad, and he has been honored with several prizes and admissions to prestigious art societies, such as the American Academy and Institute of Art and Letters, New York, and the Akademie der Kunste, Berlin. Over the last four decades, Dine has produced more than three thousand painting

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  • Robert Indiana  (+)

    Biography : Robert Indiana was born in New Castle, Indiana in 1928. He moved to New York City in 1954 and joined the pop art movement, using distinctive imagery drawing on commercial art approaches blended with existentialism that gradually moved toward what Indiana calls "sculptural poems". In 1962, Eleanor Ward's Stable Gallery hosted Robert Indiana's first New York solo exhibition. He has since enjoyed solo exhibitions at over 30 museums and galleries worldwide. Indiana's works are in the permanent collections of numerous museums, including MOMA, NY, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam, The Netherlands; among many many others. Indiana's work often consists of bold, simple, iconic images, especially numbers and short words like EAT, HUG, and, his best-known example, LOVE. In 2008, Indiana created an image similar to his iconic LOVE (letters tacked two to a line, the letter "o" tilted on its side), but this time showcasing the word "HOPE," and has donated all proceeds from the image went to the Democratic National Committee for Barack Obama's presidential campaign. A stainless-steel sculpture of HOPE was unveiled outside Denver's Pepsi Center during the 2008 Democratic National Convention. He died on May 19, 2018, in Vinalhaven, Maine.

    Detailed Description : The image of Robert Indiana’s LOVE is as universal as the word itself. Few sculptures have captured hearts quite like Indiana’s iconic LOVE series. While the first LOVE sculpture was crafted in 1970, the origins of its design can be traced back to six years earlier, when the Museum of Modern Art in New York City commissioned Indiana to create a Christmas card. The American artist is one of the most important of the POP art movement in the world.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Robert Indiana - "LOVE" "LOVE"

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  • Julio Larraz  (+)

    Biography : Julio Larraz was born in Havana, Cuba, on March 12, 1944. The son of a newspaper editor, he began drawing at a very early age. In 1961 his whole family moved to Miami, Florida. In 1962 they moved to Washington, DC and in 1964 to New York. There he began to draw political caricatures that were published by the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune and Vogue magazine, among others. In 1967 Larraz began to work full time as professional painter. Larraz credits several New York artists such as Burt Silverman, for teaching him different painting techniques. In 1971 his first individual exhibition took place in the Pyramid Gallery in Washington, DC. In 1972 his work was exhibited in the New School for Social Research in New York and in 1973 he carried out another exhibition with the FAR Gallery in New York. In 1976 he won both the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the National Institute of Arts and Letters awards. The same year he was also rewarded with the Cintas scholarship of the International Education Institute. One year later, Larraz moved to San Patricio, New Mexico, fascinated by the light and atmosphere of Valle Hondo’s arid hills. There he met Ron Hall, whose gallery in Dallas, Texas harbored his work for several years. Ron Hall would become one of his best friends. In 1983 he moved to Paris, where he stayed for two years. In this new environment, he found inspiration for his paintings. While living in Paris, Larraz also traveled to Morocco. In 1984 he moved again to the United States. In 1983 he met Nohra Haime whose New York gallery represented him until 1994. In 1998 he began to work with the Marlborough Gallery in New York which represented him for fifteen years. Larraz moved to Florence, Italy, in the year 2000, staying there until 2004. Once again he found new sources of inspiration there. In 2004, Larraz began to work with Galleria D’Arte Contini in Italy, marking the beginning of yet another great professional and personal r

    Exhibition : 2018
    Julio Larraz, Art Miami, Ascaso Gallery
    Viaggio Nella Fantasia, Galleria D’arte Contini, Venice, Italy
    Julio Larraz, Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, N.Y.
    2017
    Maestro Julio Larraz Sculptures, NADER Art Museum Latin America, Miami, Florida.
    Revelations, Art of The World Gallery, Houston, Texas.
    New Beginnings by Julio Larraz, The John T. Surovek Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida.
    Julio Larraz, Paintings and Sculpture, Museum of Art – Deland, Florida.
    2016
    Made in U.S.A., Ascaso Gallery, Miami, Florida.
    Omaggio Julio Larraz, Galleria D’arte Contini, Venice , Italy.
    2015
    Julio Larraz, Ameringer, McEnery & Yohe Gallery, New York.
    2014
    Julio Larraz, Art Basel Miami, Ameringer, McEnery & Yohe Gallery, New York.
    Rules of Engagement, Contini Art UK, London.
    Del mare, dell’aria e di altre storie, Catania, Italy, Fondazione Puglisi Cocentino in collaboration with Galleria d’Arte Contini.
    “Two Hundred Years in Power” Galeria Arteconsult, Panama city, Panama, in collaboration with Ascaso Gallery.
    2013
    Coming Home, Ascaso Gallery, Miami, Florida.
    Julio Larraz, Galeria Duque Arango and Art of the World, Medellin, Colombia.
    “Omaggio Julio Larraz”Galleria D’arte Contini, Venezia , Italy.
    Julio Larraz, Marlborough Gallery Monaco. Monte Carlo, Monaco.
    Julio Larraz, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY.
    2012
    Julio Larraz, Complesso del Vittoriano, Rome ( In collaboration with Galleria d’arte Contini).
    2010
    Julio Larraz, Contini Galleria D’Arte, Venice, Italy.
    Julio Larraz, Marlborough Gallery, Madrid, Spain.
    2009
    Julio Larraz, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY.
    2008
    Julio Larraz, Contini Galleria D’Arte, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy.
    Julio Larraz, The Bellevue, Biarritz, France (in collaboration with Marlborough New York).
    2007
    Monumental Sculpture Show, Piesanta, Italy.
    2006
    Julio Larraz, Contini Galleria D’Arte, Venice, Italy.
    Julio Larraz: New Work, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York.
    Julio Larraz – Giochi di potere, Piazza del Duo

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  • Javier Marín  (+)

    Biography : Javier Marín was born in Uruapan, Michoacán, Mexico, in 1962. With an acclaimed career spanning more than 30 years, the Mexico City-based artist has been featured to date in more than 90 one-person exhibitions and has been curated into more than 200 group exhibitions in Mexico, the United States, and Canada, as well as in countries in Central America, South America, Asia, and Europe. Javier Marín’s work speaks to the concept of an integrated human being. At the basis of his creative process is the construction and deconstruction of three-dimensional forms of the human figure. In addition to sculpture, he now includes the media of drawing and photography within his celebrated practice. During the past two decades, significant venues presenting Marín exhibitions have included Place du Louvre, in Paris (2018); The San Diego Museum of Art in California (2018); MUDEC, Museo delle Culture in Milan (2018); Pinacoteca Comunale Casa Rusca, in Locarno, Switzerland (2016); Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma Testaccio, in Rome (2013 –2014); Les Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, in Brussels (2010); Museo di Palazzo Reale, in Milan (2008 – 2009); Bass Museum of Art, in Miami Beach (2006 –2007); Museo Colonial and Museo Santa Clara, both in Bogota (2006); Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca (2006); Museo Amparo, in Puebla, Mexico (2005); Espace Pierre Cardin, in Paris (2000); Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, in Mexico City (1996); Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Mexico (1993); and the Museo de Arte Álvar y Carmen T. de Carrillo Gil, in Mexico City (1990), among many others. The artist’s 30-year retrospective, the exhibitions “Corpus” and “Terra” were presented respectively in the Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso and Palacio de Iturbide, in Mexico City (2015 – 2016). Marín’s work is collected by major public museums and institutions, as well as notable private collections in Mexico and abroad. These include the Museo de Arte Moder

    Exhibition : SOLO EXHIBITIONS
    2018 – 2019
    “Javier Marín: Jeux de Miroirs.” Place du Louvre, Paris, France.
    “Javier Marín: The San Diego Museum of Art.” The San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego,
    California, United States.
    “Javier Marín: Claroscuro.” Museo Espacio, Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico.
    2018
    “Javier Marín: Corpus.” MUDEC, Museo delle Culture, Milan, Italy.
    “Javier Marín: Fragmentos.” Colección Pago en Especie y Acervo Patrimonial de la SHCP,
    Tecnológico de Monterrey, Puebla, Puebla, Mexico.
    2017 – 2018
    “Javier Marín: Claroscuro.” Fábrica de San Pedro, Uruapan, Michoacan, Mexico.
    2017
    “Javier Marín: Escultura.” Ex convento Franciscano, Parroquia de San Juan Bautista y
    Santa María de Guadalupe, Metepec, Edo. De México, Mexico.
    “Javier Marín: Daidalos.” Museo Il Labirinto della Masone, Parma, Italy.
    “Javier Marín: Zonas Oscuras.” Terreno Baldío Arte, Mexico City, Mexico.
    “Javier Marín: Tres Cabezas Colosales.” Escalinata del Calvario, Metepec, Edo. de México,
    Mexico.
    “Javier Marín: Cabeza Vainilla.” Plazuela Mariano de las Casas, Downtown, downtown,
    Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico.
    “Javier Marín: Cabeza Vainilla.” Plaza Luis Cabrera, Colonia Roma, Mexico City, Mexico.
    2016
    “Javier Marín: Casa Rusca.” Pinacoteca Comunale Casa Rusca, Locarno, Switzerland.
    2015-2016
    “Javier Marín: Tres Cabezas Monumentales.” Explanada de la rectoría de la Universidad
    Autónoma de Nuevo León, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico.
    “Javier Marín: Cabeza Vainilla.” MUSA Museo de las Artes, Universidad de Guadalajara,
    Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.
    “Javier Marín: Corpus Terra.” Plaza Seminario, Mexico City, Mexico.
    “Javier Marín: Corpus.” Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City, Mexico.
    “Javier Marín: Terra, La Materia Como Idea — Material Idea.” Palacio de Iturbide, Fomento
    Cultural Banamex, Mexico City, Mexico.
    2014
    “Javier Marín: Puerto de Veracruz.” Gran Plaza Malecón and Plaza de

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  • Cristóbal Toral  (+)

    Biography : 1940 He was born the 15th April Torre-Alhaquime (Cádiz). His family moved very soon to Antequera (Málaga) where he spent his childhood and youth. 1958 He attended the School of Arts in Antequera. 1959 He attended the Faculty of Fine Arts in Seville. 1962 He moved to Madrid to enter the Faculty of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid. 1964 He graduated in Fine Arts receiving as well the First National Prize for his good qualifications. He received a grant from the Ministry of Education. He became a lecturer in the School of Arts in Madrid. He taught for three years in the Faculty of Fine Arts of San Fernando (Madrid) 1965 He received the second prize in Painting in the National Contest of Elche. He travelled to Paris. 1966 He received a prize in the National Exhibition of Fine Arts from the La Coruña County. He has his first solo exhibition in the “Club Pueblo” of Madrid. Illustrates the “El Romancero Gitano” from Federico García Lorca. 1967 He left teaching at the Facylty of Fine Arts of San Fernando to dedicate exclusively to painting. Second solo exhibition at the Galería Quixote of Madrid. He made the portrait of poet Gerardo Diego. 1968 He was granted by Fundación Juan March to continue his studies about illustration and painting in Spain. He received a prize in the National Exhibition of Fine Arts from the Barcelona County. He attended the Arts seminars in the International University of Menéndez Pelayo in Santander. 1969 He received a new grant from the “Fundación Juan March” to continue his studies in the United States. He painted the portrait of Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente. He moved to New York. 1970 He obtained the prize “Blanco y Negro”. 1971 He participated in collective exhibitions about Spanish contemporary art in the United States. Prize in Painting Contest of the “Fundación Rodríguez Acosta” of Granada. He painted the portait of doctor Severo Ochoa. He married

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  • Gustavo Vélez  (+)

    Biography : Gustavo Vélez was born in 1975 (Medellín, Colombia). He began his studies in his hometown. Afterward he continued his formation in the Lorenzo de’ Medici Art Institute in Florence (Italy), and concluded his studies at the workshops in Pietrasanta, Italy. Asia In the last ten years, his artistic work has successfully entered the Asian continent with solo and collective exhibits in galleries of Tokyo, Utsunomiya, Iwaki, and Yokohama (Japan). In 2008, as a commemoration of the centenary of the bilateral relationship between Colombia and Japan, he held exhibitions in both countries. In the past years, Gustavo has participated in exhibits of renowned galleries and museums in China, such as the Museum of the Imperial City of Beijing. He has also exhibited in art fairs like Art Shanghai (China), KIAF (Korea) and Art Stage (Singapore). In 2009, Gustavo was commissioned to create a monumental sculpture. He decided to develop the art project in Seoul, using a local Korean white marble rather than his usual Italian, Carrara marble. Flying was placed in the sculpture park Art Valley of Seoul (Korea). America How a Sculpture Is Born is his last group exhibition in the United States. It took place in the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama. He displayed the first model of his sculpture Hipercúbicos, which is part of the permanent collection of the Museo dei Bozzetti in Pietrasanta, Italy. In addition to his exhibits and participation in art fairs in Mexico, Venezuela, Peru, Panama, and Colombia, his works were also presented in museums throughout Ecuador and Colombia: Contemporary Museum of Guayaquil, Museum of Modern Art of Cuenca, Museum of Modern Art of Quito and the Museum of Art of Tolima. In Colombia, he held the exhibit Gustavo Vélez, Cartagena de Indias which took place from December 2015 to March 2016. It is the biggest exhibition of monumental sculpture that has been seen in the city of Cartagena. The exhibition included 17 monumental sculptur

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