Pablo Palazuelo from 'Derrière le Miroir No. 137’, 1963
Artist: Pablo Palazuelo (1916–2007)
Title: original silkscreen from 'Derrière le Miroir No. 137
Sheet size: 56 × 38 cm
Series: 'Derrière le Miroir' No. 137
Edition: Non-editioned multiple
Medium Type: Silkscreen
Certificate of authenticity: Not included
Publisher: Maeght Éditeur, 1963
Image rights: © Muetos Gallery
Condition: good (a-b), stored flat, minor scratches, slightly yellowed
Frame: Not included
Pablo Palazuelo (1916–2007) was a Spanish artist, best known for his large-scale geometric abstract paintings and melted bronze sculptures. Influenced by the work of Paul Klee, Juan Gris, and Pablo Picasso, Palazuelo’s paintings are often composed of two-tones, depicting the phenomenal conflict between flat planes of color and line. Born on October 8, 1916 in Madrid, Spain, he studied architecture in Madrid and later at the School of Arts and Crafts. After receiving the Kandinsky Prize in 1952, Palazuelo delved into his self-titled movement “Trans-geometría,” or how to translate nature's organic rhythm into plastic art. He was included in the “Younger European Painters: A Selection” at the Guggenheim Museum in 1953. Palazuelo enjoyed considerable acclaim for his work, including winning the Carnegie Prize in 1958 for his piece Mandala shown at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh. His works are in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Guggenheim Bilbao, and the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid. The artist died on October 3, 2007 in Madrid, Spain.
About Derrière Le Miroir:
French for “Behind the Mirror,” Derrière Le Miroir was a publication that ran from 1946 to 1982, featuring prints by the era’s most celebrated Modernists at a fraction of their usual cost. Produced by Galerie Maeght in Paris, the publication was dedicated to making art widely accessible at a time when many exiled artists and creative thinkers had just returned to France at the end of World War II. With lithographs by artists including Alexander Calder, Ellsworth Kelly, and Joan Miró, each issue of Derrière Le Miroir was non-editioned and unsigned—creating unprecedented accessibility to works by these artists.