ARTIKA presents Antonio López’s Paisajes (Landscapes) at ARCO
ARCO is the world’s biggest platform for promoting contemporary art. ARTIKA was back again for another year to participate in the art fair that showcases the latest creative trends, this time with a unique opportunity: to unveil Paisajes (Landscapes) by Antonio López.
The 42nd edition of ARCO was celebrated at Madrid’s IFEMA fairgrounds from 22 to 26 February. The international art fair is the sector’s benchmark event, a space designed to showcase the work of an international roster of both artists and gallery owners through initiatives that focus on emerging talents.
ARTIKA couldn’t miss this event that spans the present and the future of the art world; beyond simply serving as a space to promote our catalogue of limited editions, we chose the fair as the place to unveil Antonio López’s most personal work, Paisajes (Landscapes), an art book crafted in collaboration with the master of realism at every step of the process.
Alongside this work that best defines the personal and artistic journey of Antonio López, public and professionals who attended the fair had the chance to discover other limited editions at ARTIKA’s booth, including Vía Crucis, Fernando Botero’s tribute to his native Colombia and his major influences, and Jaume Plensa 61, a masterpiece that offers an in-depth look at the Catalan artist’s creative process.
The event was attended by 211 galleries from 36 countries as well as a record-breaking 400 collectors. Between the public and professionals, attendance was back to around the figures registered in the years prior to the pandemic.
The centerpiece project of the fair was The Mediterranean: A Round Sea, a programme curated by Marina Fokidis. The Miró Foundation also participated in the fair for the first time this year.
Our exclusive editions have been a part of ARCO since 2015, when ARTIKA presented 58, by Jaume Plensa. Since then, attendees at one of contemporary art market's top platforms have been able to get a look at other editions including Gaudí Close Up, which bring the architect’s lesser-known drawings to light, and The Dreams of Frida Kahlo, an unprecedented vision of the Mexican artist's legacy.