Date of creation: 1972
Size: 46,5 x 65,5 cm
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Product no.: Arroyo1
Size: 23 x 22 cms. 9 x 8,60 inches
Signed and numbered
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Eduardo Arroyo Rodríguez
Eduardo Arroyo Rodríguez (Madrid, February 26, 1937) is a Spanish painter of the figurative style linked to pop art. Being a key of the new representational Spanish art, Arroyo became a prominent figure in the national art scene belatedly, from the 80s, after a removal of two decades forced by the Franco regime. At the moment, his works hang in the most famous Spanish museums and his creativity extends to theatrical scenography and illustrative editions.
In 1963 he exhibited in the III Biennial of Paris, taking part of the L`Abbatoir group. His opposition to the Franco regime was showed in this exhibition and in another one made the same year in the Biosca Gallery in Madrid, which was closed shortly after its inauguration. Two years later, he took part in the 25 years of Peace exhibition against the XXV Francoism anniversary. During those years, other of his worries was the controversy between the political compromise and the Vanguards. It was in this period when his series Vivir y dejar morir or El fin tragico del Marcel Duchamp (1965) and Miró rehecho (1966) appeared. His work is integrated into Pop movement with American connotations and narrative nuance with a rich iconographic vocabulary that allowed him to satirize and critic the culture, the politic and the contemporary society.
At the end of the sixties, he worked in scenographic projects with Klaus Grüber. In 1973, he returned to Paris and, the following year, he travelled to Valencia where he was arrested and expelled from Spain. From that moment and with the viewer of a refugee, the topic of exile became obsessive. In 1976, Franco´s death allowed him to return to the Peninsula and to begin a new artistic period. The recognition of his work became clear with the National Plastic Arts Award from the Ministry of Culture (1982) or the Order of Arts and Letters from the French Government and in the numerous retrospectives of his work like the ones celebrated in the National Library in Madrid, in the Centre Pompidou in Paris or in the Guggenheim Museum in New York City.