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

Equipo Cronica / Manolo Valdés and Rafael Solbes

Pop Art

August 19, 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.