Matadero Madrid center for contemporary creation
As it’s not easy to travel nowadays the way we used to, this exhibition offers us the possibility to visit New York, Paris, Hong Kong or London thanks to 80 illustrations by the famous Czech artist Miroslav Šašek, who invites us to embark on a round-the-world journey with his unique artistic vision as our guide.
Born in Prague in 1916, Sasek studied architecture but worked as a painter and illustrator for most of his life. Having moved to Paris in 1947 to study, he chose not to return to Prague after the Communist takeover. He earned a living as a graphic artist and from 1951 worked for Radio Free Europe until his death in 1980. Starting with This is Paris, published in 1957, his books painted a charmingly cosmopolitan and evocative picture of the world s great places.