Equipo Cronica - Meninas (detail), 1971, photo credits Christies

Equipo Cronica /   Manolo Valdés and Rafael Solbes

Spain 1964 - 1981

Pop Art, Painting


Equipo Cronica
Manolo Valdés and Rafael Solbes
August 19, 2013
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

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.