This exhibition puts together 27 pieces from the Josep Suñol Collection with the aim of expanding knowledge of 20th century art. It comprises work by 18 artists who played a key role in the field of visual arts in recent years, marked by a shift away from previous conventions of representation.
The 27 works -from 1924 to 1998- are by Andy Warhol, Antonio Saura, Manuel Millares, Darío Villalba, Miquel Barceló, Nino Longobardi, José Manuel Broto, Christo, Jean Arp, Lucio Fontana, Susana Solano, Claudio Bravo, Antoni Tàpies, Man Ray, José Mª Sicilia, Luis Lugán, Zush and Alberto García-Alix.
We find samples of pop art, of the groundbreaking forms of the 1960s, the purest abstraction, material or organic pieces– some calm, others perturbing, which in the form of painting, sculpture and photography offer a succinct overview of what the transformation of the artistic environment of the 20th century has meant.
The exhibition spans eight decades, but features a large number of pieces from the 1970s and 1980s, when Josep Suñol acquired the bulk of his collection. It portrays a period of history rich in ideas and of complex evolution ranging from the avant-garde to the final creations from the close of the last century.