Jun 18, 2020 - Sale 2538

Sale 2538 - Lot 55

Price Realized: $ 3,000
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Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
JOSEP RENAU MONTORO (1907-1982) CAMPESINO / MINISTERIO DE AGRICULTURA. 1936.
60x41 inches, 152 1/2x104 cm. Graficas Valencia, Valencia.
Condition B+: small replaced losses and overpainting at edges; repaired tears at edge, some into image; creases and restoration along vertical and horizontal folds.
Renau was very active during the Spanish Civil War, supporting the Spanish Republic against Franco and his fascist allies by designing posters for the cause. With the defeat of the Republicans, Renau fled from Spain and only returned to his native Valencia upon the death of Franco.