COLLECTION / 1945-1989 / Spain / Miguel Logroño

1,000 works of art, publications and documents.

Miguel Logroño (Zaragoza, 1937–Madrid, 2009) was one of Spain’s most important art critics in the final years of the Franco regime and the transition to democracy. He made his first forays into cultural journalism in 1966, or thereabouts, in the editorial team of the paper Madrid. Later on he worked at the magazine Blanco y Negro, where he created Espejo del Arte, the first section in a weekly newspaper to be dedicated to the art world. Subsequently, he was one of the founders of Diario 16 and established the so-called Salón de los 16, through which, year upon year, he brought together 16 young artists whose exhibitions had stood out during that period. He was also the first director of the Library of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.

In addition to a large collection of artworks (for the most part by Spanish artists from the latter half of the twentieth century), and Logroño’s own library and personal archives, purchased by José María Lafuente in July 2003, there are over 1,000 items consisting of photographs, graphic work, paintings, books, catalogues, projects, cards, invitations, leaflets, original works, posters, drawings, magazines, correspondence, manuscripts and autographs, among others.

Among these materials are numerous relatively unknown, or difficult to find, publications that, as a whole, faithfully trace in detail the development of the contemporary Spanish art scene over the course of the century.



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