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Javier Montesol

Spain Born in: 1952
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He was born in Barcelona in 1952 and belongs to the generation that fostered the cultural transition in Spain resulting from the change in the dictatorship regime to a Democratic country that took place in the mid-70s. He played a leading role in the original comic movement that was initiated in the early 80s and was the founder of emblematic magazines such as Star and Cairo. In his early days as an artist He was perceived as a cultural agitator and throughout his career He have exhibited my artworks in galleries located in Spain and France, being well known among specialised echelons in Europe and the United States.

Like the artists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, as Sorolla, Zuloaga, Vázquez Díaz or Picasso, works on the culture of his country and rely entirely on the validity of the mark Spain.

Going into details, He Leaves the University in 1972 to found what would become the first comic magazine «underground» of the Spanish state, «Star». Author of several comic albums, journals and contributor to radio programs when he presents sound cartoons, dedicated to comics between 1972 and 1989. In 1989 he started painting thanks to Art Supermarket. In 1992 he established with his family in Vigneux de Bretagne, France. His first exhibition in Madrid in 1995, where he presents issues that seduce you, Los Toros and the popular Madrid. In 1999 he established with his family in Villanueva de la Cañada, Madrid. He has contributed newspaper abc from 1989 to 2002, Max performing arts award in 1999, author of posters, lithographs, serigraphs, performances and many exhibitions. In 1995 He presents for the first time his Bullfightings artworks at Jorge Alcolea ́s Gallery, in Madrid. He has published 10 albums, the latest “Idyll, Fortuny's notes" in 2017, edited by The Prado Museum. In 2012 drawing and wrote «Speak Low», his first graphic novel. In 2017, the “Museo del Prado" published its book «idilio» and exhibited his artwork at the most visited museum in Spain. In October 2019 He has painted in live in front of spectators a large artwork of 300x1000 cm at the National Museum of Catalonia (MNAC), in Barcelona.

Interested in Urban landscapes, Spanish Bullfighting and Portraits. To date, Montesol ́artworks are present around Europe, EEUU and Middle East ́s art market and collectors.

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Javier Montesol, Embestida al Picador, Painting

Javier Montesol

Embestida al Picador, 2018
59.1 x 59.1 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$3,369 $5,614

Javier Montesol, El Picador, Painting

Javier Montesol

El Picador, 2018
19.7 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$3,380 $4,971

Javier Montesol, Cogida, Painting

Javier Montesol

Cogida, 2018
19.7 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$3,380 $4,971

Javier Montesol, Capotes, Painting

Javier Montesol

Capotes, 2018
28.7 x 59.1 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$4,053 $5,790

Javier Montesol, Toro Bravo II, Painting

Javier Montesol

Toro Bravo II, 2019
59.1 x 59.1 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$4,225 $7,544

Javier Montesol, Toro Bravo, Painting

Javier Montesol

Toro Bravo, 2019
59.1 x 59.1 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$4,074 $7,544

Javier Montesol, Rodeando al Toro (Last Tauromaquias Collection), Painting

Javier Montesol

Rodeando al Toro (Last Tauromaquias Collection), 2019
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$1,988

Javier Montesol, Rodeando al Toro (Last Tauromaquias Collection), Painting

Javier Montesol

Rodeando al Toro (Last Tauromaquias Collection), 2019
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$1,988

Javier Montesol, Aupando al Picador (Last Tauromaquias Collection), Painting

Javier Montesol

Aupando al Picador (Last Tauromaquias Collection), 2019
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$1,988

Javier Montesol, El Picador II (Last Tauromaquias Collection), Painting

Javier Montesol

El Picador II (Last Tauromaquias Collection), 2019
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$1,988

Javier Montesol, Banderillero (Last Tauromaquias Collection), Painting

Javier Montesol

Banderillero (Last Tauromaquias Collection), 2019
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$1,988

Javier Montesol, Capotazo (Last Tauromaquias Collection), Painting

Javier Montesol

Capotazo (Last Tauromaquias Collection), 2019
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$1,988

Javier Montesol, Dos Picadores (Last Tauromaquias Collection), Painting

Javier Montesol

Dos Picadores (Last Tauromaquias Collection), 2019
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$1,988

Javier Montesol, Pase por debajo II (Last Tauromaquias Collection), Painting

Javier Montesol

Pase por debajo II (Last Tauromaquias Collection), 2019
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$1,988

Javier Montesol, El picador Picando (Last Tauromaquias Collection), Painting

Javier Montesol

El picador Picando (Last Tauromaquias Collection), 2019
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$1,988

Javier Montesol, Pase por Debajo (Last Tauromaquias Collection), Painting

Javier Montesol

Pase por Debajo (Last Tauromaquias Collection), 2019
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$1,988

Javier Montesol, El Picador (Last Tauromaquias Collection), Painting

Javier Montesol

El Picador (Last Tauromaquias Collection), 2019
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$1,988

Javier Montesol, Dos trajes de luces (Last Tauromaquias Collection), Painting

Javier Montesol

Dos trajes de luces (Last Tauromaquias Collection), 2019
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$1,988

Javier Montesol, El Toro Bravo Rojo (Last Tauromaquias Collection), Painting

Javier Montesol

El Toro Bravo Rojo (Last Tauromaquias Collection), 2019
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$1,988

Javier Montesol, Dos Toreros (Last Tauromaquias Collection), Painting

Javier Montesol

Dos Toreros (Last Tauromaquias Collection), 2019
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$1,988

Javier Montesol, El Banderillero (Last Tauromaquias collection), Painting

Javier Montesol

El Banderillero (Last Tauromaquias collection), 2019
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

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Javier Montesol, Desde la Barrera (Last Tauromaquias Collection), Painting

Javier Montesol

Desde la Barrera (Last Tauromaquias Collection), 2019
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

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