The exhibition displays a curatorial selection of Valdés’ smaller sculptures available for acquisition. Internationally known for a distinctive and signature aesthetic, Valdés has diligently crafted smaller studio sculptures alongside the monumental public art projects that encase all the art historical contexts Valdés holds dear. Two monumental-sized sculptures are also on view outside the gallery.
Born in Valencia, Spain, in 1942, Valdés is one of the few artists who have mastered multiple mediums including drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking. In each form he is considered highly original, technically sound and constantly provocative.
Valdés’s works are included in numerous public and private collections including, but not limited to, the De Young Museum of San Francisco; Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy; Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany; Menil Foundation, Houston, Texas; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Moderna Museet Art, Stockholm, Sweden; Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Museo Nacional Centre de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts. Valdés’ iconic sculptures are exhibited outdoors in the parks and gardens of major cities such as the New York Botanical Gardens; Hofgarten, Düsseldorf; and Chatsworth House, United Kingdom.