Mayoral is an art gallery specialized in modern and postwar art founded in Barcelona in 1989.
The gallery’s exhibition programme focuses on the founders of the Dau al Set artistic movement, such as Antoni Tàpies, Joan Brossa and Modest Cuixart, as well as on other great Spanish post-war artists: Eduardo Chillida, Manolo Millares, Antonio Saura, José Guerrero, Fernando Zóbel, Rafael Canogar and Luis Feito. At the same time, the gallery also exhibits the work of some of the great avant-garde masters of the twentieth century: Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, René Magritte, Alexander Calder and Marc Chagall.
The gallery carries out projects that are rigorously curated and which are the result of a thorough research process. Moreover, it works in collaboration with the families of the artists, as well as with foundations and other institutions whose aim is to preserve and promote the different artists’ legacy. Likewise, Mayoral enjoys the support and confidence of museums and collectors, both private and institutional.
Mayoral has presented exhibitions such as “Miró’s Studio” (London – New York), which reproduced the atelier where Catalan painter Joan Miró worked in Palma de Mallorca and showed elements linked to his sources of inspiration, his creative process and the traditions of his native land. The gallery has recently organized the two retrospective exhibitions: “Millares. Building bridges, not walls” and “Saura. Tragedy & Creation”, which reviewed the creative process of both artists and analized how the message of their work still questions us today.
Saura. Tragedy & Creation
Mayoral is proud to present the exhibition Saura: Tragedy & Creation, which echoes the first retrospective we mounted in 2005. The show consists of fifteen works created by Antonio Saura, including oils from the 1950s and 60s and several compositions on paper. The exhibition benefits from the participation of the expert, Luca Massimo Barbero.
Manolo Millares: Building bridges, not walls
Concentrating on Manolo Millares’s notorious maturity period (1957-1972), this is the major exhibition devoted to this artist in a private gallery and provides a unique opportunity to contemplate an ensemble of seventeen of Millares’s arpilleras (burlap paintings).
An exhibition of Surrealist Women is presented for the first time in Spain, embracing works by artists Valentine Hugo, Maruja Mallo, Lee Miller, Frida Kahlo, Dora Maar, Remedios Varo, Ángeles Santos and Leonora Carrington.
Mayoral begins the commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the Pavilion of the Spanish Republic for the International Exposition of Paris, 1937, with a replica of The Reaper by Joan Miró, his great lost work.
Dau al Set
Mayoral presents a cycle of exhibitions devoted to 'Dau al Set' artists Joan Brossa, Modest Cuixart, Joan Ponç and Joan-Josep Tharrats.
Mayoral presents an immersive exhibition recreating Miró’s atelier, curated by Elvira Cámara, Director of The Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró in Majorca and produced in collaboration with Joan Punyet Miró, the artist’s grandson.
Mayoral inaugurated a solo show devoted to Chillida in 2015 with the collaboration of the Fundación Eduardo Chillida-Pilar Belzunce. The project embraced an accurate selection of drawings, sculptures, graphic works by the artist and the film 'Art and Dreams' - Award GAC for the Best Exhibition.
Miró / Calder
Mayoral celebrated its 25th anniversary exhibition Joan Miró and Alexander Calder. The exhibition was inaugurated by Miró’s grandson, Joan Punyet, and it was carried out with the collaboration of Successió Miró and Calder Foundation presenting 40 artworks.
Mayoral presented a Picasso solo-show in collaboration with Maya Picasso.
Portraits | Crucifixions | Dames | Accumulations
Dalí: The inquisitive genius
Mayoral organizes a retrospective exhibition to commemorate the centenary of the birth of Dalí's.
Manel Mayoral founds Galeria Mayoral