Gallery specialising in Post-War Spanish Art
Mayoral is an art gallery specialized in postwar art founded in Barcelona in 1989. In November 2019, Mayoral opened a second gallery in Paris.
The Galeria Mayoral articulates an exhibition programme focusing on Informalism and postwar art, both Catalan and Spanish, with artists such as Tàpies, Chillida, Millares, Saura, Guerrero, Zóbel, Canogar, Rivera and Francés. At the same time, the gallery also exhibits the work of such key twentieth-century avant-garde artists as Miró and Picasso.
It develops projects that are rigorously curated and grow out of an exhaustive process of research and documentation. The gallery relies upon the support of the artists’ families, foundations and other institutions whose mission resides in preserving and publicizing the legacy of the artists they represent. Likewise, it enjoys the complicity of many collectors and museums, both public and private, when it comes to accomplishing its mission.
In recent years Mayoral has implemented projects like Miró’s Studio (in London and New York), the retrospectives Millares: Building Bridges, Not Walls; Saura: Tragedy & Creation and Tàpies Today, which delved into the creative process of the artists and analysed how the message of their work goes on posing challenges to the present day.
The gallery takes part in art fairs like TEFAF Maastricht, TEFAF New York Spring, Frieze New York, ARCOmadrid and Art Basel Hong Kong.
Opening of Mayoral Paris
Mayoral establishes its first gallery space abroad in November. Located on the historic Avenue Matignon in Paris, the gallery opened its doors with an exhibition dedicated to Antonio Saura.
Round table at the MACBA
The 30th anniversary of the gallery was celebrated at the MACBA with a presentation by Cristina, Eduard and Jordi Mayoral, and a round table on "The construction of the story of a gallery" mediated by Llucià Homs and with the participation of Carles Guerra, Sílvia Dauder and Maribel López.
Tàpies Today is presented, a monographic exhibition devoted to Antoni Tàpies which follows the artist’s creative trajectory and argues for the validity and relevance of his work today. Arnau Puig, a friend of the artist and an expert in his work since the creation of the group Dau al Set, is the curator of the show.
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.
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
Mayoral organizes a retrospective exhibition to commemorate the centenary of the birth of Dalí's.