Galeria Cortina

Catalonia Barcelona

Roque Avaca   (Project Manager)
Victoria Cortina   (Director)


Established more than 40 years ago, our gallery is committed to advicing top-notch personalized advice in the art world. Our team of experts specializes in National and International Modern and Contemporary Art from the XX-XXI century, providing guidance on collecting, purchasing, investing in blue-chip pieces, revaluing, and developing art collections.

Our diverse exhibition program showcases renowned artists such as Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Jaume Plensa, Antoni Tàpies, Manolo Valdés, Eduardo Chillida, Fernando Botero, Lucio Fontana, Jean Dubuffet, Sol Lewitt, Sam Francis, Paul Jenkins, Alexander Calder, Alex Katz, and Andy Warhol.

From our inception, we've actively participated in national and international prestigious art fairs, consistently maintaining a schedule that highlights the most prominent events in the field.

Conveniently located in the heart of Barcelona's commercial area, adjacent to Paseo de Gracia at Calle Valencia, 248, we invite you to come and experience the world of art firsthand in our exciting program of curated exhibitions.

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Alexander Calder Untitled
This 1975 gouache by Calder  is a breathtaking work of art. Its pristine condition, coupled with a prestigious 25-year residence in a private collection, underscores its rarity and significance. The piece exemplifies Calder’s mastery, with vibrant colors and intricate details that continue to captivate viewers, making it a prized gem by worldwide collectors.

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Andy Warhol Campbell’s Soup Cream of Mushroom II.53
Warhol's 1968 Campbell's Soup Cream of Mushroom II.53 stands as a testament to the artist's iconic pop art legacy. This particular piece, being one of only 26 artist proofs, holds an exclusive rarity. Its pristine condition further accentuates its historical significance, preserving the vivid colors and meticulous detailing that define Warhol's signature style. The artist's choice of the ubiquitous Campbell's Soup can as a subject elevates the everyday to high art, challenging traditional notions of artistic representation. This limited edition, with its rarity and impeccable state, serves as a remarkable collector's item, allowing fortunate owners to possess a unique slice of Warhol's groundbreaking artistic oeuvre.

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Sam Francis Daemon
Sam Francis's "Daemon" from 1989 is a monumental acrylic on canvas, nearly two meters in height, showcasing the artist's mastery in abstract expressionism. This stoning piece, cataloged and impeccably preserved, mesmerizes with its dynamic use of color and form. Francis's distinctive brushstrokes create a symphony of movement, evoking a sense of energy and emotion. The sheer scale of the canvas allows viewers to immerse themselves in the intricate details and vibrant hues, making "Daemon" a commanding presence in any art collection. Its perfect condition adds to its allure, ensuring that this masterpiece maintains its visual impact and artistic integrity over time.

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Fernando Botero Fin de fiesta
Fernando Botero's "Fin de Fiesta", executed in 2009, stands as an absolute superb example of the great master's artistic prowess. This larger-than-life canvas, measuring a stoning size and teeming with seven vibrant characters, unfolds a visual narrative that encapsulates Botero's signature style.
The use of color is nothing short of breathtaking, with each hue contributing to the lively and celebratory atmosphere of the piece. The meticulous execution of the composition reflects Botero's dedication to his craft, and the painting's pristine condition ensures that every intricate detail is preserved, allowing viewers to experience the vivacity of "Fin de Fiesta" with the same intensity envisioned by the artist over a decade ago.
This masterpiece, with its captivating characters and impeccable state, serves as a testament to Botero's enduring legacy and the timeless allure of his art.

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Sol LeWitt Curvy Brushstrokes
Sol LeWitt's "Curvy Brushstrokes", a gouache from 1996, is a captivating artwork known for its dynamic and distinctive composition. The curvilinear nature of the brushstrokes creates a sense of movement and fluidity, showcasing LeWitt's mastery in marrying form and expression. With 25 years spent in a private collection, its exceptional condition speaks to the meticulous care taken by its custodians. The piece likely continues to enchant viewers with its timeless appeal and the artist's innovative approach to abstraction.

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Van Gogh Selfie 0.0 by KYM C is a remarkable bas-relief that pays homage to the iconic self-portrait of Vincent van Gogh. Crafted in 2023, this unique piece is composed of 695 KBloks in ceramic, skillfully arranged to capture the essence of van Gogh's self-expression. The combination of ceramic, acrylic paint, enamel, and gloss varnish on a white board measuring 90x90cm creates a multi-dimensional effect that adds depth and texture to the artwork.

The meticulous craftsmanship is evident in the intricate detailing of each KBlok, which collectively forms a compelling representation of van Gogh's self-portrait. The use of acrylic paint, enamel, and gloss varnish not only adds vibrancy to the colors but also provides a lustrous finish, enhancing the overall visual appeal.

The artist's signature touch is found on the back, where the piece is signed, titled, and dated, making it a certified and unique creation. "Van Gogh Selfie 0.0" stands as a contemporary reinterpretation of a timeless masterpiece, bridging the gap between classical artistry and modern innovation.

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Yayoi Kusama Lemon Squash
Lemon Squash" by Yayoi Kusama, a lithograph from the 1992 edition of 50, is a striking piece that seamlessly melds Kusama's distinctive aesthetic with meticulous technique. The lithograph, predominantly in yellow and black, draws the viewer into a vibrant world of polka dots and organic forms. Each element seems to pulsate with the artist's signature sense of repetition and obsession.

The deliberate color choice of yellow adds a sense of energy and warmth to the composition, while the black accents create a mesmerizing contrast, enhancing the visual impact. Kusama's precise and deliberate application of lithographic techniques showcases her mastery in translating her unique vision onto paper.

The fact that each print is signed, dated, and numbered by the artist in pencil not only adds a personal touch but also attests to the authenticity and exclusivity of each piece within the limited edition of 50. "Lemon Squash" thus becomes a tangible embodiment of Kusama's artistic prowess and a collector's gem, capturing a moment in time when the artist's creative brilliance was distilled onto the lithographic canvas.

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About the Artist

Gouache on Canson paper
75 x 109 cm
Signed and dated lower right
This work is registered in the archive of the Calder Foundation

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Alexander Calder (July 22, 1898, Lawnton, Pennsylvania – November 11, 1976, New York) was an American sculptor best known for being the inventor of the mobile (hanging kinetic sculptures) and forerunner of kinetic sculpture.
Known primarily for his sculptures, he also created paintings, prints, miniatures, scenery, jewelry, tapestries, and rugs, among other medias.
One of his most important works are the monumental "Floating Clouds" (1952-1953) in the Aula Magna of the Central University of Venezuela in Caracas. This work is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Private collection, Spain
Galería Cortina, Spain

Screenprint on paper
88.9 x 58.4 cm
Limited edition artist proof of 26
Signed on verso

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Andy Warhol (Pittsburgh, August 6, 1928-New York, February 22, 1987) was an American plastic artist who played a crucial role in the birth and development of Pop Art. Following a successful career as a professional illustrator, Warhol gained worldwide fame for his work in painting, avant-garde film, and literature, a notoriety that was backed by a skillful relationship with the media and his role as guru of modernity.
He used different media to create his works, such as hand drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, screen printing, sculpture, film, and music.
Fame and controversy aside, he is considered one of the most influential artists of the 20th century due to his revolutionary artwork.

Galería Cortina, Spain

Acrylic on canvas
182,8 x 91,4 cm I 72 x 36 in.
Work registered on Sam Francis archives
Signed and dated on verso

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Sam Francis, (San Mateo, California, June 25, 1923-Santa Monica, California, November 4, 1994) was an American painter and graphic artist.
He studied botany, medicine, and psychology at the University of California, Berkeley from 1941 to 1943. He served in the United States Air Force during World War II (1943-1945) before crashing on a test flight. He was in the hospital for several years, and it was while there that he began to paint, at the urging of his friend David Parks, a professor at the San Francisco School of Fine Arts. Once out of the hospital he returned to Berkeley, this time to study art.
He is considered one of the exponents of American action painting. During the last three decades of his career his large canvas style of abstract expressionism became more closely related to color field painting.
He has worked with other materials, such as clay or ceramics. In addition, he has used lithography and monotype.
Paintings of Saint Francis can be seen in New York, both at the MOMA and the Guggenheim, as well as at the Tate Gallery in London, the Pompidou Center in Paris and the Kunstahaus in Zurich.

Private Collection, California
Acquavela Galleries, New York
Knoedler Gallery, London

Executed in 2009
Oil on canvas
167 x 208.2 cm
Signed lower right
Los Angeles, Tasende Gallery, Botero in LA, Drawings, Paintings, Sculpture, September 14 -
30, 2010, p. 17 (illustrated)

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Tasende Gallery, Los Angeles
Felipe Grimberg Fine Art, Miami
Private collection, USA

Gouache on paper
76 x 57,7 cm

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Galerie Nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder (Austria)
Private Collection, Spain
Galería Cortina Galería

695 K Bloks in ceramic, acrylic pain, enamel and gloss varnish on white board (American box)
93 x 93 cm
Signed, titled and dated on the back
Certificate of authenticity by the State of the artist

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State of the artist

Litograph in yellow and black on Arches paper
44,6 x 31,7 cm
Edition of 50
Signed, titled and dated in pencil