Galería Javier López offers for the first time in Spain a selection from the series New York Muses by Francesco Clemente (Naples, 1952).
Daughters of the god Zeus and the titaness Mnemosyne, the nine muses of Greek mythology inspired artists and presided over the arts and sciences. In the artist’s words, “There is a kind of woman in New York who is truly unique, martial, a kind of amazon who goes down the street without looking right or left. She is strong enough to catch your attention but she doesn’t play the game. For me that is very poetical. I draw these women larger than life, and although you feel very close to them when you look at them, the picture keeps part of them private because their bodies are left outside.”