Gary Nader is pleased to announce the unveiling of a remarkable 30-foot sculpture, titled “Mariposas,” by artist Manolo Valdés.
The sculpture, acquired from Gary Nader by J. Milton & Associates, brings a 30-foot artwork valued at more than $1.5 million to the City of Sunny Isles Beach’s Milton Tower, a boutique, Class A office tower, making it the most important art installation in the area.
Valdés, born in Valencia, Spain, in 1942, has mastered multiple mediums including drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking. He is known for his unique method of drawing from art history to create his sculptures in a signature style pared-down form with unrefined markings.
Valdés ranges across mediums, producing witty, art-historically informed sculptures that explore the history and contemporary culture, politics and everyday life, approaching each medium as part of an interconnected whole.
Throughout his long career, Valdés has never stopped investigating and reinventing art, with an insatiable appetite for conceptual and plastic experimentation. The result is unanimous critical acclaim and recognition from a growing public for his works that can be found in the great museums of the world.
Manolo Valdés’s works are included in numerous public and private collections including, but not limited to the de Young Museum of San Francisco; Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy; Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany; Menil Foundation, Houston, Texas; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Modern Museet Art, Stockholm, Sweden; Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Museo Nacional Centre de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts. Manolo’s iconic sculptures are exhibited outdoors in the parks and gardens of major cities such as the New York Botanical Gardens, Hofgarten, Dusseldorf, and Chatsworth House, UK.