ERRÓ “Paintings from 1959 to 2016” March 1 – April 23, 2016

ERRÓ “Paintings from 1959 to 2016” March 1 – April 23, 2016
Opening Reception: Tuesday, March 1st, 6-8pm

Galerie Perrotin, New York is pleased to present the first exhibition dedicated to Icelandic artist Erró (Ólafsvík, 1932), a prominent figure of Pop art and Figuration Narrative in postwar Europe, with an ensemble of 15 paintings made between 1959 and 2016.

As the forefather of painted collage (that is the practice of painting strictly after preparatory montages of ready-made images), Erró has developed since the mid-1950s a satirical and exuberant saga of consumer society and global politics, in which politicians, superheroes, tyrants, aliens, celebrities, warriors and lovers collide. In an essay published in 1999, late American art critic and philosopher Arthur C. Danto concluded: ‘As for the role Erró plays in the history of art, it can be said that he has succeeded, all by himself, in bringing Pop Art into its flamboyant baroque’. That says it all. 

"Erró - Paintings from 1959 to 2016"