Luis Seoane in Private Collections I


Luis Seoane’s works are part of the collections of many cultural institutions like A Coruña’s Museum of Fine Arts, the Royal Galician Academy and, obviously, the Fundación Luis Seoane, to name a few. However, a significant number of pieces by the Galician artist are still privately owned and, generally, out of the exhibition circuits. Luis Seoane nas coleccións privadas I (Luis Seoane in Private Collections) is the first stage of a project to gather research on the part of Seoane’s work that belongs to private collections. It is also the first in a series of exhibitions that will try to throw light on the special connections that link an artist and a collector, while displaying very valuable pieces that would normally remain unavailable to the general public. This exhibition offers a selection of over a hundred pieces loaned by 22 collectors, in a variety of formats: oils, books, prints, watercolours, posters, records and even some rareties like the seven woodcuts that Seoane made in 1969 for an almanac published by the Centro Editor de América Latina, or a menu for a dinner honouring Argentine collector Simón Scheinberg, a friend of his.