Juan Muñoz

1953–2001

Juan Muñoz, ‘Towards the Corner’ 1998
Towards the Corner 1998
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Biography

Juan Muñoz (17 June 1953 – 28 August 2001) was a Spanish sculptor, working primarily in paper maché, resin and bronze. He was also interested in the auditory arts and created compositions for the radio. He was a self-described "storyteller". In 2000, Muñoz was awarded Spain's major Premio Nacional de Bellas Artes in recognition of his work; he died shortly after, in 2001.

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Artworks

Artist as subject

Film and audio

Features

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    The restless storyteller: Juan Muñoz

    James Lingwood

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