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Basic Data

The islandic artist Erro is well-known for his narrative figurations. He was born in 1932 as Gudmundur Gudmundsson in Olafsvik. From 1952 to 1954 he studied at the academy of art in Reykjavik and Oslo and moved to Paris in 1985. His time in Paris and New York City had a strong influence on his artistic development. 

  • Born: 1932
  • Place of birth: Olafsvik, Iceland
  • Nationality: Icelandic
  • Studied at: Academy of Arts, Reykjavik
  • Similar artists: Roy Lichtenstein, Jacques Monory, Robert Combas
  •  Era: contemporary art
  • Stylistic direction: narrative figuration / pop art 

Today he is counted among the most important artists of narrative figuration in Europe. His artworks and editions are shown in many famous museums. 

 

 

Collections

Germany

 

France

 

Iceland

 

Canada

 

Norway

 

Portugal

 

Spain

 

USA

 

Exhibitions

  • 13.10.2018 - 22.04.2019 Erró: Black and White - Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik.
  • 15.09.2018 - 28.10.2018 57th October Salon "The Marvellous Cacophony" - October Salon, Belgrade.
  • 18.02.2017 - 01.05.2017 Erró: More is Beautiful - Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik.
  • 08.10.2016 - 22.01.2017 Erró: War and Peace - Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik.
  • 28.08.2016 - 16.10.2016 Erró - Private Utopia - Ludwigmuseum, Koblenz.
  • 24.02.2016 - 15.05.2016 International Pop - Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia.
  • 17.09.2015 - 24.01.2016 The EY Exhibition: The World Goes Pop - Tate Modern, London.
  • 03.10.2014 - 22.05.2015 ERRÓ - Musée d´Art Contemporain, Lyon.
  • 12.09.2014 - 25.10.2014 ERRO and Friends. American Comics II. - Galerie Ernst Hilger, Vienna.
  • 20.09.2012 - 13.01.2013 Leben mit Pop! - Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig.
  • 06.10. 2011 - 08.01.2012 Erró: Porträt und Landschaft - Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt/Main.
  • 17.02.2010 - 24.05.2010 Erró - 50 ans de collages - Centre Pompidou, Paris.

 

Awards

  • 2010: Légion d’honneur, Chevalier-Grad, Paris.

 

Literature

  • Erró - Grimaces, Axel Heil & Julien Martial, Karlsruhe 2018.
  • Erró, Skira Rizzoli (Publ.), New York 2017.
  • Erró 2012-2015, Cercle d'Art (Publ.), Paris 2017.
  • Erró: private Utopia, exhibition catalog, Hilger Collection & Ludwig Museum Koblenz (Publ.), Vienna 2016.
  • Erró, exhibition catalog, Galerie Perrotin (Publ.), Grenoble 2016.
  • Erró, Jean- Jacques Lebel: 1955 - 2011, exhibition catalog, Galerie Ernst Hilger (Publ.), Nuremberg 2011.
  • Erró. Porträt und Landschaft, exhibition catalog, Esther Schlicht & Max Hollein (Publ.), Ostfildern 2011.
  • Erró - Retrospektive 1958-2004, exhibition catalog, Mannheim 2005.
  • Erró: political painting, exhibition catalog, Hans Joachim Neyer (Publ.), Ostfildern-Ruit 1996.

 

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