Highlights. Telefónica Collection


Title Highlights. Telefónica Collection

Highlights. Telefónica Collection is born as the most significant and relevant selection of the iconic pieces of the collection.

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The Telefónica Collection is made up of more than 1,000 works in a wide variety of techniques and formats, mainly painting, sculpture, photography and works on paper. The creation of this collection began in the 1980s with the intention of promoting the recognition of a series of Spanish artists who were underrepresented in the state museums of the time. Works by Juan Gris, Antoni Tàpies, Eduardo Chillida, Pablo Picasso and Luis Fernández were acquired at that time, and over the following two decades, and with different objectives from the initial one, the Collection gradually expanded and opened up to other artistic paths.

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As a result of this evolution, the Telefónica Collection has been described as a “collection of collections”, as it can be grouped into various thematic blocks and contains artists magnificently well represented both in quantity and in the quality of their works. With the presence of national and international authors, the content of the collection is very broad in terms of disciplines and aesthetic trends. Far from an encyclopedic vocation, observed as a whole, it nevertheless allows us to witness some of the most significant movements of the 20th century: cubism, surrealism, informalism, abstraction or the different trends of figurative painting.