Okendo CC / October 26 – December 14
Curated by: Antonio Busquets (Flash-Back Producciones)
This exhibition is, without a doubt, the most complete and extensive recognition ever made of the life and professional career of Paul Naschy (Jacinto Molina Álvarez, 1934-2009). The event will also feature, thanks to the kind support of his widow, Elvira Primavera, and of his sons, Sergio and Bruno, a loan made by the family including the personal archive of the figure receiving the tribute, meaning that you will be able to enjoy materials never exhibited before, from the incredibly beautiful scrapbooks to his actual office desk.
Paul Naschy is one of the most important figures in the history of European fantasy movies. The exhibition looks at his prolific career from start to finish, from his first works as an excellent illustrator of album covers, his brief but curious period as an author of pulp western novels, and of course his extremely successful weightlifting career, to his last appearances on the big screen. However, the bulk of the show will obviously focus on his enormous and forever-remembered contribution to Spanish cinema, as a producer of more than 20 titles, countless screenplays and more than a hundred credits as an actor, having embodied over several decades, from the seventies onwards, the leading myths of classic horror movies, making him an icon of the genre, international respected and acclaimed.
La exhibition will offer the added attraction of presenting, for the first time, content coming from the storage facilities and archives of the artists and professionals who worked with him in the props, wardrobe, makeup, special effects departments, etc. Mythical companies and names such as Vázquez Hermanos, Cornejo, Molina FX and the makeup artists Julián Ruiz, Miguel Sesé, Ángel Luis de Diego and Fernando Florido, together with illustrations, comic strips, designs, posters and sketches created by José Sanchis, Gumersindo Andrés López, Jano, Antonio Gracia José "Pierrot" and a long list of unforgettable authors.