Madrid, Spain. I came here to see "Hide and Seek", an exhibition of Taiwanese artist Page Tsou. It's rare to find a serious contemporary museum dedicated to the art of illustration. And free.
Drawing allowed (se puede dibujar).
"What's showing" is a simple magnetic panel display with pockets for oversized exhibition fliers. The fliers are also placed on entry pedestals, with a sample catalog.
The entry bookstore is a fabulous library of great illustrators. Everything rolls away for events. Reading couch and drawing space provided.
Their display system includes a rotating display for 3D illustration pieces.
Page Tsou's exhibition is on the lower level, so they used the turn in the stairway for the title. The white washed wooden flooring is not holding up so well underfoot.
Surprising to see intense green walls behind some of his work.
Which effects the color illustrations.
Tsou's illustrations are sensitive and beautifully executed. This is from the "Big Folk" series.
It's usually problematic to use a big logo consistently integrated with artwork, but ABC seems to have worked it out, probably with artist approval built into their process.
"Drawing the World", an exhibition of travel sketches was an pleasant surprise. Thank you ABC for keeping the tradition alive. Sketchers and travel artists rejoice!