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Erró

Born in 1932 - Iceland

BIOGRAPHY

Erró is an Icelandic artist born in 1932.

He studied painting at the Fine Arts School in Reykjavik and Oslo from 1949 to 1952, then mosaic at the Fine Arts School in Florence in 1955. In these schools, he initially specialized in the technique of paper cuts before focusing on mosaic. He moved to Paris in 1958 and met artists who were part of the Surrealist movement.

In the world of comics, Erró brought together cartoon characters and historical despots. He constantly gleans visuals in newspapers, advertising, or illustration, in order to make up his collages these include cultural samples from all the countries he visited. In this manner, comics and Chinese propaganda can and are on the same level.

He is able to create a visual impact, mixing both the temporal aspect and boundaries. Seeing a Walt Disney hero next to a dictator isn't surprising. He is committed through his works and tackles political and historical themes at full throttle. In order to denounce and criticize the events, he plays around with humor and derision. Totalitarian regimes, consumerism and the Iraq war are his main weapons in the artistic struggle.

Before, he was used to working in cycles, his collages move from one universe to the other, creating large gaps, going from a series of eroticism to a second one, pertaining to space conquest. In his work
« Méca-Make-Up » Erró extracts faces of models from the press and then assembles them with mechanical materials which belong to cars or cameras.

His works are present in museums throughout the world and are used as references for narrative figuration and collages.

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO & GROUP SHOWS

2010
« Erró, cinquante ans de collage », Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris)
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dole (France)
Erró: Collages / Klippimyndir (1950-2010), Hafnarhús-Reykjavík Art Museum (Island)
Erró - Portraits / mannlýsingar, Hafnarhús-Reykjavík Art Museum (Island)

2009
« Erró, Les briseuses de cœur et les petits enfants de Mao », Galerie Sonia Zannettacci, Genève (Switzerland)

2008
« Erró, le fou d'images », Musée de Louviers (France)

2006
« Erróle grand collage du monde », Valence & Madrid (Spain)

2005
« Erró, Rétrospective » Palma de Majorque (Spain)

2003
« Erró, Les Femmes fatales », le Creux de l'enfer, Thiers (France)

2002
« Erró, Renault et l'art », Espace Renault, Boulogne-Billancourt (France)

2001
« E-Mail breakfast », Galerie Sonia Zannettacci, Genève (Switzerland)

2000
« Erró, images du siècle», Musée d'Art Contemporain, Marseille? (France)
« Erro, les femmes fatales », Musée des Beaux-Arts de Caen? (France)

1999
« Erró, images du siècle» », Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris (France)

1998
Villa Tamaris, La Seyne-sur-Mer (France)

1997
« Erró, femmes fatales », Galerie Sonia Zannettacci, Genève (Switzerland)

1996
’’Erró Von Mao bis Madonna", Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung, Vienne? (Austria)
Orangerie Herrenhausen, Wilhelm Museum, Hanovre (Germany)

1994
Halle du Palais des Congrès, Paris (France)

1991
Centre Gérard Philipe, Cergy-Pontoise (France)

1990
Galerie Sonia Zannettacci, Genève (Switzerland)

1989
Galerie Vincent, Saint Pierre, Ile de la Réunion (France)

1988
« Huit Paysages », Galerie Miroir d'Encre Bruxelles (Belgium)
Centre d'Art Contemporain, Rouen (France)

1986
Maison de la Culture du Havre (France)
Maison de la Culture de Bourges? (France)
« Erró », Pavillon Islandais, Biennale de Venise (Italy)

1985
Musée d'Art Moderne de la ville de Paris? (France)
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dôle (France)
Centre d’art contemporain, Montbéliard (France)

1984
« Erró », Galerie Sonia Zannettacci, Genève (Switzerland)
Centre Culturel Pablo Neruda, Corbeil-Essonnes (France)
Espace des Cordeliers, Châteauroux (France)

1983
Miroir d'Encre, Bruxelles (Belgium)
Galerie Jaqueline Storme, Lille (France)
Galerie Municipale Edouard Manet, Gennevilliers (France)

1981
Randers (Danemark), Randers Kunstmuseum Copenhague (Denmark)

1980
Galerie Nina Dausset, Paris (France)

1979
Galerie Beaubourg, Paris Galerie Fred Lanzenberg, Bruxelles (Belgium)

1978
Kjarvalstadir - Musée de la Ville de Reykjavik (Island)

1977
Galerie Beaubourg, Paris?Centre d'art, Flaine (France)

1975
Expositions personnelles à travers la France sous l'égide du Centre Georges Pompidou de Paris Galerie Fred Lanzenberg, Bruxelles (Belgium)

1973
Galleria Arte Borgogna, Milan, Galerie Buchholz, Munich, Galerie Fabien Boulakia, Paris (France)

1971
Galerie André, Berlin (France)

1970
Musée Galliera, Paris (France)

1969
ARC, Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris (France)

1968
Erró 1967-68, Galerie Claude Givaudan, Paris (France)

1967
Galerie Spånga, Stockholm (Sweden)

1965
Galleria L’Attico, Roma Maison des Artistes, Reykjavík (Island)

1964
Gertrude Stein Gallery, New-York (USA)

1963
Saint-Germain, Paris (France)

1962
Galerie Jean Dols, Liège (Belgium)

1961
Galleria del Naviglio, Milan la Galleria del Cavallino, Venise (Italy)

1960
Galerie Chirvan, Paris Maison des Artistes, Reykjavik (Island)

1958
Musée National Betzalel, Jérusalem Musée de Tel-Aviv (Israel)

1957
Maison des Artistes, Reykjavik (Island)

1956
Galleria Montenapoleone, Milan (Italy)

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Erró

Neptton

82 x 102 x 3
Painting

19 500 €

Erró

Broke

38 x 55 x 3
Painting

7 950 €

Erró

Sonja

46 x 84
Print

250 €

Erró

Hommage

38 x 55 x 5
Painting

7 900 €

Erró

Chinese Petroleum

48.3 x 48.3 x 2.5
Mixed Media

4 660 €

Erró

À moi

56 x 76 x 2
Print

1 200 €

Erró

Volutes

56 x 76 x 2
Print

1 200 €

Erró

NB

56 x 76
Print

490 €

Erró

Sonia

53 x 90
Print

450 €

Erró

SAY JES

56 x 76 x 2
Print

1 200 €
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