Monterrey, México: Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, 2007. color plates, bio., cat., illus. endpapers, pict. wrps. OCLC: 191223189. Item #86642
Major retrospective catalog that revises second generation Neo-Expressionist artist Galan's (b. Mexico 1958 -2006) work within its Mexican and international contexts, along with a biographic review, essential to understand his creative genius work, so self-referential. Flamboyant artist Galan, one of the most imaginative, disquiet and intense visual artist of modern times found many common art elements with Frida Kahlo, particularly in the protagonism present in their paintings, their dazzle for popular culture and how both clothed their desolation in bright colors and symbols. This grand edition complements the exhibition "Julio Galan: Pensando en Ti" (MACRO, 2007) and follows the museographic-curatorial criteria in a formal chronological order, beginning with the paintings that recreate his childhood dreams, up to the ones that portray the bloody games of his last creations and highlighting the sensuality and religiosity characteristic of his works, where he appears transvestite, masked, hidden, with make-up, and other androgynous references that reflect his painful, provocative and complex sexual / emotional facet. ENGLISH AND SPANISH TEXTS. ENGLISH AND SPANISH TEXTS. Also available in a hardbound edition.