Manolo Valdés (1942) is an internationally renowned Spanish artist. His artistic expression is based on the reinvention of classical art icons: ” My models are paintings by renowned artists. What I do is to reinterpret the works of these artists…”Among his inspirations are the ancient civilizations, the old masters, and modern artists such as Matisse, Picasso, Miró, Leger and Brancusi.
Manolo Valdés has been awarded many prizes and his works can be seen in numerous public and private collections including: Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao; Kunsmuseum, Berlin;
Metropolitan Museum, New York; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museo Contemporaneo de Arte international, Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City; Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, Valencia.