Estrella de Diego: 'The artist icon or the faces of fame'

March 28, 2012


This seminar was organised in the context of the exhibitions MemyselfandI and Prince/Picasso, which took place at Museo Picasso Málaga. Photography, Myth and Appropriation aimed to examine the notion of the artist as an icon and to look at the icons that artists themselves employ and bring into play in their work.

The artist icon or the faces of fame was the title of the lecture offered by Estrella de Diego, Professor of Contemporary Art at the Complutense University in Madrid. De Diego has been a guest lecturer at universities in Spain and abroad, and has curated numerous exhibitions, including Lost Bodies. Photography and the Surrealists (Fundación La Caixa, 1996) and Warhol on Warhol (La Casa Encendida, 2007). Her research focuses on gender theory and visual studies, subjects on which she has written widely. Her books include Tristísimo Warhol (Very Sad Warhol), Editorial Siruela, Madrid, 1999; Querida Gala. Las vidas ocultas de Gala Dalí (Dear Gala. The Hidden Lives of Gala Dalí), Espasa, 2003; and Maruja Mallo, Fundación Mapfre, 2008.

For a certificate of attendance, registration and attendance was compulsory. For the general public, entry was free, while space allowed.

This activity was part of the programme entitled Picasso 20 Miradas. Málaga, 20 años bajo la mirada de Picasso (Picasso 20 Ways of Looking. Málaga, 20 years under the eye of Picasso).


March 28, 2012


Free admission


6.30 pm


According to the program



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