Exhibition Preview: Islearts, La Galleria Pall Mall, London, until November 17 2012
© Courtesy Pep Llambias / Islearts
Could Ibiza be the place for avant-garde art? Erwin Bechtold was born in Cologne in 1925, but after travelling to Spain and the Balearics during the 1950s, the painter settled on the island in 1958, where he co-founded the Grup Ibiza 59 artist collective.
Bechtold went on to win the Joan Miró Prize in 1973, the Balearic Islands Ibiza Award in 1999 and set up the World Cultures Museum in Mannheim. And he's one of several respected figures taking part in this snapshot of Catalan art, brought to London by the Institut Ramon Llull and curated by Mallorcan art critic Gudi Moragues.
© Courtesy Robert Ferrer / Islearts
His accomplices include abstract artist and calligrapher Ñaco Fabré, pop and conceptual collagist Pep Llambias and monochrome map-maker Guillem Nadal.
- Open 10.30am-6pm. Admission free. Follow the gallery on Twitter @lagalleria.
© Courtesy Naco Fabre / Islearts
© Courtesy Guillem Nadal / Islearts