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In 1993, Ansorena embarked for the first time on an important journey in the publishing world with its book “Realismos” (Realisms), compiling the works of 64 realist artists from the 1950s to the present day.
The book lists each artist’s individual exhibitions, the museums and collections housing their work, and any literature on them. It also includes a list of the most important exhibitions on Spanish Realism since the movement began in the 1970s.
The Ansorena Gallery worked with exceptional professionals on this project, including Juan J. Luna, chief curator at the Prado Museum; Adolfo Castaño, art critic; Javier Tusell, professor of Contemporary Spanish History; Javier Mazorra, art critic specialised in Realism; Esperanza López Parada, Doctor of Philology, poet and literary critic; and María José Salazar, curator at the Reina Sofía Museum.
Work in the publishing field continued and in 1995 a book was published on the history of the jewellery shop, celebrating Ansorena’s 150 years as jewellers.
That same year, an exhibition was held at Madrid’s National Museum of Decorative Arts showcasing the jewellery created over the course of a century and a half at the Ansorena workshops.
For this project, Ansorena Jewellers was joined by the following authors: Juan J. Luna, Fernando A. Martín Ansorena and Letizia Arbeteta.
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