Barcelona, E-08007 Spain
Phone +34-934-88 23 81, Fax +34-934-87 73 92
Polígrafa Obra Gráfica was founded in 1961 and has specialized for 44 years and more in publishing the graphic work of leading artists from Spain and abroad.
Polígrafa invites artists to its workshops, where they produce the plates to print their graphic works alongside our specialist staff. The quality of the printing and the professionalism in the marketing and sales are such that to date more than 250 artists have placed their trust in Polígrafa.
Polígrafa is to be found at the principal art fairs around the world, including Art Basel, where it has had a presence for the last 34 years, ARCO in Madrid, where it has had a stand ever since the very first fair, Miami, Cologne and elsewhere.
Over the years, Polígrafa's work has been recognized on a number of occasions by prizes and special mentions, noteworthy among them the award of the Spanish National Prize for Prints in 1998.
The selection of artists is governed by the criteria of rigor and ambition. In its early days, Polígrafa published works by artists who are today recognized as among the foremost of their time, such as Miró, Clavé and Hartung. Works by major European creators have issued from Polígrafa's workshops, including pieces by Henry Moore, Max Ernst, Christo, Kounellis, Francis Bacon, Sutherland, Dokoupil and Markus Lüpertz; members of the Cobra group: Alechinsky, Corneille and Karel Appel; Italian artists: Santomaso, Vedova, Sandro Chia and Enzo Cucchi; Portuguese artists: Vieira da Silva and Sarmento; Chinese artists: Zao Wou-Ki, Chu Teh-Chung and Wang Huai-Qing; and artists from the United States: John Cage, George Segal, Larry Rivers, Robert Longo, Al Held, Kenneth Noland, Ed Ruscha, Robert Motherwell, Alex Katz, Hellen Frankenthaler and George Condo.
Artists from across Latin America have come to print their works in the Polígrafa workshops, including Tamayo, Cuevas and Toledo from Mexico; Daniel Senise, Tunga and Regina Silveira from Brazil; Ana Mercedes Hoyos from Colombia; Fabio Herrera from Costa Rica; Guillermo Kuitca. Karina Chechik, Guillermo Conte and Liliana Porter from Argentina; Carlos Capelán from Uruguay; Jorge Tacla and Roberto Matta from Chile; and Wifredo Lam, José Bedia and Kcho from Cuba.
The widely recognized Spanish artists who have published work with Polígrafa, include Guinovart, Hernández Pijuan, Rŕfols Casamada, Evru (formerly Zush), Alfons Borrell, Victor Mira, Perejaume, Cristina Iglesias, Ester Partegŕs and Antoni Tŕpies, whose graphic work has been published by Polígrafa for more than 40 years. Polígrafa has also published artists in the El Paso group, such as Rafael Canogar, Lucio Muńoz, Luis Feito, Eusebio Sempere and Antonio Saura, among others.
José Manuel BROTO
José Luis CUEVAS
Jiri Georg DOKOUPIL
Joan HERNANDEZ PIJUAN
Ana Mercedes HOYOS
Albert RAFOLS CASAMADA
Josep Maria RIERA I ARAGÓ