This ambitious project will consist of a total of six volumes in which, for the first time, all of Julio González's work will be published: over 5,000 artworks including sculptures, drawings, paintings and workbooks.
It is the result of a meticulous research and cataloguing work by Tomàs Llorens, a key figure of art history and Spain’s museum landscape, in charge of creating and directing museum centres that would shape art’s new ecosystem in democratic Spain, such as the Institut Valencià d’Art Modern (IVAM), where he worked as its founding director from 1986 to 1988, the Museo Reina Sofía, which he directed from 1988 to 1990 during its transition from art centre to national museum, and the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, where he occupied the position of head curator from 1991, one year before its opening, to 2005.
Julio González is one of the key sculptors of the 20th century. He was born in Barcelona, but spent much of his life in Paris, where he made most of his works and enjoyed a close friendship with Pablo Picasso. His work is found in the world’s main museums and collections, among which the National Museum of Modern Art, the Georges Pompidou Center, both in Paris, the Reina Sofía National Art Museum (Madrid), MoMA in New York and the IVAM.