Equipo Cronica

Manolo Valdés and Rafael Solbes
Equipo Cronica
Manolo Valdés and Rafael Solbes
Male
Spain
1964
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  • Equipo Cronica - Meninas (detail), 1971, photo credits Christies

Equipo Crónica or Crónicas de la realidad was set up in 1964 by three artists from Valencia, Rafael Solbes (1940-1981), Manuel Valdés (1942) and Juan Antonio Toledo (1940-1995), although the latter left the group a few months later. The duo remained active until 1981, the year Solbes died.

Equipo Crónica’s paintings are based on what they saw around them, and include photos and posters, as well as pictures of famous paintings. In the 1970s, they moved towards Pop Art, using flat inks and images from the media.